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Vatican assault on Franciscan monastery (Quo Vadis, Pope Francis? Part 252)

Pope Francis, are you heartless as well? Or is this just part of your clear assault against traditional orders? Or the larger thrust of degrading the authentic Catholic faith, in favor of the New World Order? Or the way to make millions to cover losses due to Vatican financial misdealings?

Did you really have to defrock and laicize these old faithful nuns?

The Vatican Assault on Religious Life Claims More Victims

An Italian monastery worth millions is another in a succession of religious houses being shut down by the Vatican for questionable reasons.

For more than seven hundred years, the Franciscan monastery of Santa Chiara has stood overlooking the glorious waters of the Amalfi Coast in the town of Ravello, the “city of music” and the “pearl of the Amalfi.” Poor Clares came to Ravello in 1297, just after the death of St. Francis, and the monastery and town have flourished together for almost a thousand years.

The monastery grounds, church, and manuscript library have been deemed historically significant by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. The sisters support themselves financially by means of a historic hotel and by producing limoncello.

But the monastery now stands at the brink of suppression and destruction, thanks to recent interventions by Rome, which reached a crescendo just last week when two of its nuns were defrocked for attempting to remain in the cloister in which they had vowed to live out the rest of their lives.

Article published by CrisisMagazine For the full article, click here.

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