FFI under Roman surveillance

August 09, 2013
Source: District of the USA

A Roman decision affecting the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI) has caused quite a commotion in Rome, right in the middle of the summer.

Following an Apostolic Visitation with the FFI that began a year ago, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life issued, with the explicit approval of Pope Francis, a decree dated July 11, 2013, but made public only several days later.

The decree appoints an Apostolic Commissioner to govern the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate until their next General Chapter convenes in 2014, and imposes the Mass of Paul VI on all its members, unless they obtain the express authorization from the Commissioner.

Read the commentary at DICI: Franciscans of the Immaculate under surveillance>