Rorate Caeli has a report, translated from a story by Sandro Magister, which indicates that the ordeal of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, go here to read about it, may be coming to an end.
On Sunday, April 6, Pope Francis celebrated a mass in the Roman parish church of San Gregorio Magno alla Magliana. What he did not expect was for the pastor to introduce him to a couple, last name Manelli, six of whose nine children are members of the Franciscan Friars (two of the children) and Sisters (four of the children) of the Immaculate.
In a chat with the pope, the couple Pio and Annamaria [Manelli] – the latter painter of the icon [of the Salus Populi Romani, presented to the pope] – they told him:“Holy Father, we have nine children, six of whom are consecrated among the Franciscans of the Immaculate. We beg you, take them out of the sepulchre.”To which pope Francis – who, in the homily had spoken of Jesus who removes not only Lazarus but all from the sepulchres – smiled, a little surprised, caressed them and told them: “Soon, soon.”