|Troika Against the Franciscans of the Immaculate|
A Pope, an Archbishop and a Cardinal.
(Rome) "How can you speculate with the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi? That is the question that currently preoccupies people in Assisi. The Franciscans have pulled a fast one with bankruptcy and have gone into the net of the Swiss prosecutor's office, freezing numerous accounts worth many tens of millions of euros. The reason causes one to shudder: some of the confiscated deposits which are from the General Curia of the Order in Rome were invested in companies under investigation for illegal trade. There are almost unspeakable things mentioned: weapons and drugs. Investments go back to the period in which the Superior General of the Franciscans was José Rodriguez Carballo, who is now Secretary of the Congregation for Religious," writes the Vatican expert Giacomo Galeazzi in the daily newspaper La Stampa of 19 December 2014. The occasion was the announcement of shady financial operations by the former General Treasurer and the de facto bankruptcy of the General Administration of the Franciscan Order.
Tonight I could not sleep. The blame was not the comings and goings of the helicopter which brought the Pope to Prato (yes, it's true, Francis doesn't always travel on foot or in the FIAT 500 ...), but the relentless repression of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.
Christ has thus reminds us in the Beatitudes: "Blessed are those who sorrow, for they shall be comforted; Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Promised Land; Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God; Blessed are the innocent persecuted, because God will grant them his kingdom of heaven." Therefore, dear mothers in blue habits, I am convinced that you will be blessed, because "others have insulted, persecuted and slandered, because you belong to me."
Me on the other hand, it is difficult simply to accept this willful abuse, which reeks of such a doggedness and bitterness against almost he only truly authentic and exemplary Franciscan form in our time, as the brothers and sisters of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate,
I find it also so difficult because the authors of this persecution are two Church representatives, about whom could be said a lot. One is a Cardinal [Braz de Aviz]. And even though he lives in the house of the Vatican, where Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Grocholewski live, his name miraculously as strangely does not appear in the list of petty vanity complex sheets about those Vatican prelates who were allegedly living in "scandalous" (pronounced luxurious ) homes.
The other is Archbishop [Rodriguez Carballo], the former Minister General of the Franciscan Order. He is involved in a real scandal that unites all of the religious sins that Pope Francis denounces every day in his sermons. However nothing happens to him. And now that he can be certain to go unpunished, he throws himself so doggedly against his Franciscan confreres of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Its existence reminds him daily of the holy life which he was supposed to lead.
O Blessed Virgin and Knots, I beg you, prepare an end of this diabolical provisional administration of the brothers and sisters of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, and resolve this matter, as only you can solve it. For while the brothers and sisters of the Order obtain eternity by patiently enduring the yoke of false mercy, we run, we who have to watch the injustice of this unworthy persecution, are in danger of losing the faith.
Your Dismas Romanus
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