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Vatican Rejects Calls for Removal of “Apostolic Commissioner” Tyrannizing the Franciscans of the Immaculate

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Two Peas in a Pod: “Fr.” Fidenzio Volpi with “Pope” Francis

UPDATE 12/19/13: Deep Dive into the Vatican Crackdown (click here)


Pope’s Crackdown on Order Alarms Traditionalists
By Nicole Winfield (AP)

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 — Pope Francis may have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, but he has come under scathing criticism from a growing number of traditionalist Catholics for cracking down on a religious order that celebrates the old Latin Mass. The case has become a flashpoint in the ideological tug-of-war going on in the Catholic Church over Francis’ revolutionary agenda, which has thrilled progressives and alarmed some conservatives.

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