Rorate Caeli

The latest chapter in the 'visitation' of the Franciscans of the Immaculate

The Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata reported last Friday that the 81-year-old Fr. Stefano Manelli, founder and first Minister General of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, was forbidden from going to Frigento (Avellino) on May 1 in order to visit the grave of his parents and to celebrate Mass.

His parents, Settimio (d. 1978) and Licia (d. 2004), became "Servants of God" in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

According to ANSA, the ban was decreed by the Apostolic Commissioner Fidenzio Volpi.