Rorate Caeli

Papal Commissioner over Franciscans of the Immaculate Fr. Volpi dies

The man who was named by the Congregation for Religious to oversee what was effectively the destruction of the Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate, Capuchin Fr. Fidenzio Volpi, deeply ill for the past few months, had his death announced today by his province (the Lombardy Province of the Capuchins). May he rest in peace.

When he was first hospitalized, there were rumors that his replacement would be a member of the Pope's own order, the Jesuits.

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