Sunday, October 5, 2014
REMOVE HIM FROM SERVICE
P. Saverio Cannistrà O.C.D.
Casa Generalizia dei Carmelitani Scalzi
Corso d'Italia, 38
00198 Roma - ITALIA
Tel. +39 06 85 44 32 30
Fax. +39 06 85 44 32 79
Dear Father General,
We believe that Fr. Edwin "Pius" Sammut O.C.D. has a largely negative influence on the administration of the Archdiocese of Agana and his words and actions here as a leader of the Neocatechumenal Way have had a divisive effect on the Church of God in Guam for the better part of two decades. At the current time Fr. Sammut leads the Neocatechumenal Way on Guam as the chief catechist and he also serves as the secretary of the Blessed San Vitores Theological Institute in Guam.
Please see the attached petition, signed by 352 individuals and families from August 3, 2014 through October 2, 2014. All signatures were collected online from the Thoughtful Catholic web site at http://thoughtfulcatholic.com/?page_id=33875
We ask that you review his words, actions, and influence here to ensure that it is compatible with the mission of the Discalced Carmelites and that you assert your appropriate authority to ensure that Fr. Sammut's work here on Guam comports to the high ideals of his Carmelite order. If necessary, please remove him from service in Guam.
Si Yu'os Ma'ase (Thank you).
/s/ Concerned Catholic Faithful on Guam