Legionaries of Christ Brother Anthony Freeman, who carried the Cross at Pope Francis’ Easter Mass, was found dead in his room in Rome on Monday morning, April 2, 2018. A native of Louisiana, Bro. Anthony was a third-year theology student at Rome’s Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University. His Diaconate Ordination was scheduled for July 7 in Houston, Texas. Italian authorities are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of death.
Hundreds of condolence messages, prayers and stories have been posted on the “In Memoriam” page at the RegnumChristi.org website. Friends and colleagues paid tribute to Bro. Anthony describing him as “a gentle giant,” a “faithful prayer warrior.” Bro. Anthony is survived by his parents, Brian and Debbie Freeman.