Reported by Roberto de Mattei and translated by Rorate, Father Fidenzio Volpi as a result of his health crisis is ‘irrevocably’ out as commissioner of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.

While I certainly pray for his recovery, I could not be happier that his tenure at the head of the FFI is over as it has been one of injury, insult, and injustice. I pray that the Holy Father appoints someone more appropriate or drops the inquisition altogether.

Sic transit gloria mundi. For the Franciscans of the Immaculate, the Institute founded by Father Stefano Maria Manelli, ( externally commissioned on 11th July 2013) the “era of Volpi” , which will certainly be remembered as one of the saddest in the history of this religious order, is over. Father Fidenzio Volpi, assigned by the Congregation for Religious as Apostolic Commissioner to liquidate Father Manelli’s order, is in fact in a Roman clinic, after suffering a cerebral ischemia, followed by a hemiparesis, which has seriously compromised his health, forcing him to renounce, irrevocably, his appointment as Commissioner.

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