Thursday, December 15, 2016

"Charges dropped against Founder of the Franciscan of the Immaculate"

Adfero, "Charges dropped against Founder of the Franciscan of the Immaculate" (Rorate Caeli, December 15, 2016):
The charges against Father Stefano Manelli, founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have been dropped. After about a year of investigations, the Deputy State Prosecutor at the Court of Avellino, Doctor A. Del Bene, has asked for the closing of the proceedings against the religious, whose Order is still under commissioning without a valid reason having ever been given by the Congregation for Religious....

Those close to him commented that "the outcome of the investigation has brought clarity to the “assumed allegations” restoring justice and dignity to Father Stefano Manelli who for some time has been the subject of slanderous, defamatory attacks, amplified by the media outlets."

History, in its irony, would have it that the news of the dismissal of this investigation would come precisely at the end of the year of Mercy

Read original Italian article here.


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