For Immediate Release
September 5, 2018
Contact: Fr. Angelus Montgomery, CFR: (212) 234-2203
FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE RENEWAL STATEMENT REGARDING ONGOING CRISIS IN THE CHURCH
“Send forth your Light and your Truth” (Ps 43:3)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Given the grave nature of the situation in the Church today, the Community of Franciscans of the Renewal has written and is making public a letter written to the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. The letter was sent on the memorial of Saint Teresa of Calcutta (September 5, 2018) as the Friars join their voices to the growing number of Bishops, priests, and lay faithful who are asking for a full investigation into the specific allegations made by the former Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. The full truth is the first step in bringing justice and healing to the victims of abuse and restoring moral integrity to our Church.
Leading up to the feast of St. Michael the Archangel on September 29, the Friars of the Renewal are taking a time of prayer and fasting, beseeching the Lord to bring about a new grace of renewal in the Church at this time in history. Join us in praying for all victims of abuse, our Holy Father Pope Francis and all Bishops, priests, and lay faithful.