The Delegate's letter has been published in English concerning the two new directors: Agostino Montan, SC will be in charge of the 3gf's (he already oversees the Ordo Virginum in Rome), and Fr Ghirlanda, SJ for the 3gm's.
At first glance, this seems like the best news yet since the Visitation. The local "consecrated" men and women will still report to their local LC's, but any Legionaries overseeing them will ultimately have to answer to the two directors, who have previously shown themselves to be solid men who understand authentic Religious life.
This comment is from one who understands (and considers the combined effect of the announced appointments by Cardinal DePaolis):
De Paolis is definitely struggling with the situation. He had to make public the nominations in the LC and had to write an overnight letter to deal with the earthquake in the 3G.
Regarding the nominations it is a Solomonic decision, like the one he took when he chose two new counsellors. One and one. Sylvester is the establishment's candidate for the new Director General. He has been empowered by Corcuera and Garza so he is one of them. He said a couple of days ago that he has had a very positive experience in the Legion. That statement, coming from someone who is a territorial director, is at the very best, naïve, and shows evident complicity with the cover up made by Corcuera and co.
Regarding the letter about the 3G, it is obviously a desperate meausure, an effort to avoid further losses. He tries to give a strong signal about the autonomy of the consecrated, loosening the bond between the LC and 3G, although he tries to soften it with the idea of participation in the same charism and being a spiritual family. Putting Montan at the top of the 3GF and Ghirlanda in charge of the 3GM (cutting off Corcuera) is a strong move indeed. (The rationale of this is that Montan has experience with female consacrated life because he is in charge of the ordo virginum in Rome). Nevertheless this measure is tempered by the fact that the territorial directors keep their competences regarding the 3G though they are under Montan and Ghirlanda. If their supervision is like the one De Paolis gives to Corcuera, then we are done.
Finally his statement about those who have left is even more drastic than the ones made by Legionary superiors. They are called, albeit implicitly, unfaithful. But he shows his fear about the situation when he invites those who left not to proselytise. Very faithful to his line of compromise, De Paolis continues to show the very lack of leadership for which he is blamed.
So Malen's decision tipped his hand and forced an important concession. God bless her for her courage, and let's redouble our prayers for all these faithful souls who now have to make some very important decisions. God is patient, this isn't life or death, but simply good and better, or if you like, a half-life or freedom.