Yet both Millea as a visitator
and the final report based on her findings have largely been hailed as positive.
After he became bishop in 2001, Tagle held positions like Apostolic Visitator
of Seminaries in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands and joined synods of bishops in the Vatican and Asia.
Itaque quod tu dictus de Franciscum Joannem Rey et aliusnemo dicta nostra mera et libera voluntate durante sis et esse debeas Prothomedicus et visitator
regius praefata nostra civitati et regni Valentia et omnium civitatum, villarum et oppidum illique ipsumus officium teneas, regas et excerceas fideliter, legaliter atque bene medicos, chirargos et pharmacolopas civitatis et Regne Valentiae et res ad illorum exercitium pertinentes, et spectantes visitando, recognoscendo ac praetia medicamentorum, taxando et moderando aliaque omnia et singula faciendo et libere exercendo quod ad dictum officium eiusque plenum usum et exercitium pertinere quoiusmodo digno seantur.
And he was given a Vatican assignment as the apostolic visitator
for Croatians, which meant he reported directly to Monsignor Giovanni Battista Montini," states an American document based on a report from the Italian police; the document was recently placed in evidence at the court in San Francisco where Gowen testified.
Father Dominic Clarke, also an Irish Capuchin, was accepted by Bishop Torreggiani about 1887, even though he had been described by a Capuchin visitator
to the Irish Province in 1886 as being unwise and worldly.
When Cardinal Hugolino dei Segni, Protector of the Poor Ladies, tried to name Fra Philip Longo visitator
to the Damianite communities in 1221, he quickly aroused Francis's anger.
In 2010, Tagle was appointed apostolic visitator
of seminaries in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
In the eyes of the Vatican, and presumably Francis, Ezzati gained standing to become a cardinal by being apostolic visitator
of the scandal-mired Legionaries of Christ, an order with a strong presence in Chile.
Named archbishop; appointed apostolic visitator
Church observers have noted that the Vatican's sending a mediator instead of a visitator
may reflect a more conciliatory way of dealing with internal diocesan conflicts under Francis.
Despite their negative reactions, the majority of the survey respondents reported that their congregations had complied with the apostolic visitation: Eighty-two percent participated in phase one, either meeting personally or by phone with the appointed visitator
or sending a written response.
In the press release, the visitation office said Mother Mary Clare Millea, superior general of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the apostolic visitator
appointed by the Vatican to undertake the study, had "recently" given an "overall summary" of the visitation's findings to Archbishop Joseph Tobin, secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.