The Pope reduces Franciscan order's freedom
The Franciscans in Assisi are no more independent. Decision making for them goes to the regular hierarchy. The new bishop, Domenico Sorrentino, will be in charge. This has been decided by Ratzinger, the new Pope.
Franciscans were working hard with movements dedicated to "peace in the world" issues. They organized important ecumenical meetings. They were probably too "noisy".