Vatican: no contradiction on Franciscan Friars Admin Thursday, August 8, 2013 Pope Francis’s order that the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate stop using the Extraordinary Form “do not intend to contradict the general instructions” of Pope Benedict, according to a Vatican spokesman. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.