Posts Tagged ‘Franciscans’

Reports of administrator for Medjugorje premature: Vatican

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Vatican has said reports that Pope Francis is to soon name a special administrator for Medjugorje are “premature”. But a National Catholic Register article stated that this remains a hypothesis among others currently under consideration. In a note to journalists on July 4, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said “in recent days rumours have Read more

Three American Franciscans charged in alleged abuse cover-up

Friday, March 18th, 2016

A US grand jury report released this week indicted three Franciscan friars for alleged mishandling of members of the order who were accused of child sexual abuse dating back to the 1960s. Charged for endangering the welfare of children and criminal conspiracy were Giles A. Schinelli, 73, Robert J. D’Aversa, 69, and Anthony M. Criscitelli, Read more