June 27 (June 17, o.s.)

New Mexico: Joaquín de Hinojosa, interim president in capite of the Franciscan Order in New Mexico, calls a meeting of Franciscans in the province to decide how to deal with Francisco de Anaya Almazán, the provincial official who was summoned to testify in the investigation of the conduct of local priests on June 23 but then violated the terms of the summons by informing the governor of the investigation and was subsequently excommunicated.  The meeting, held at the pueblo of Ysleta, results in a decision to give Anaya one more chance to repent and be absolved before publicizing his excommunication.

At 8:00 pm Anaya arrives at Ysleta, pleads ignorance and retracts everything he has done.  Hinojosa grants him absolution.

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Published in: on June 27, 2008 at 12:00 am  Comments Off on June 27 (June 17, o.s.)  
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