So, it turns out that the infamous Fr. Tomislav Vlasic is guilty of the sexual improprieties of which he’s been accused over the years. He fathered a child with a nun, and he’s been running a co-ed “spiritual community” in Italy.
Not anymore. Pope Benedict XVI has formally suspended him in the first stage of what is seen as a “crackdown” on the Medjugorje situation:
Benedict XVI has authorised ‘severe cautionary and disciplinary measures’
against Father Tomislav Vlasic, the former ‘spiritual director’ to six children
who said Our Lady was appearing to them at Medjugorje in Bosnia.
Franciscan priest has been suspended after he refused to cooperate into claims
of scandalous sexual immorality ‘aggravated by mystical motivations’.
also been accused of ‘the diffusion of dubious doctrine, manipulation of
consciences, suspected mysticism and disobedience towards legitimately issued
orders’, and is suspected of heresy and schism.