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From: FOF Email Response
To: waynrobo@optusnet.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 12:52 AM
Subject: Response to Your Contact

 Dear Mr. Robinson:


Thank you for writing to Focus on the Family.  As you know, we aired Tom Papania’s personal testimony, “From Mafia to Ministry,” on our program in the mid 1990s.  Unfortunately, this resource is no longer offered through Focus on the Family.  In the years following this broadcast, we have become increasingly concerned about reports from within the church as well as the secular media which cast doubt on many of the statements made by Mr. Papania in the context of his Christian testimony.  It is for this reason that we are no longer recommending this item, nor are we referring people to his ministry.

Again, thanks for getting in touch.  We hope this brief response is helpful and trust you’ll let us know if there is a particular way we can assist you in the future.  Blessings to you in the days ahead.

Joseph McCrae
Office of the President

Focus on the Family