Editor’s Note: The Latin Patriarch is a former Franciscan priest. I have never met him, but years ago when I was looking for the Latin texts of St. Francis’ writings, it was this priest who sent me a partial copy. This was around 1997. Years later when I contacted him about restoring the observance in the Order, he told me he did not have time, since his top priority was women’s rights in Afghanistan. I am sad to see his moral downfall, but it seems impossible to get to high office in the Church today without participating in some sort of criminal activity.