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The Legion of Christ


Founder of the Legionaries: Father Marcial Maciel Degollado (Marcial Maciel)


06 October 2017:  Legionaries of Christ statement re Father Oscar Turrion

October 2017:  Father Oscar Turrrion “apology”


06 April 2010:  Money paved way for Maciel’s influence in the Vatican


07 October 2017:  “Legionaries of Christ hit by new scandal as priest fathers two” & related articles

29 October 2016:  “Connecticut suit accuses another Legion of Christ priest of sex abuse” & related articles

08 January 2015:  “Chilean legislators vote to strip priest of honorary nationality” & related articles

08 December 2013:  A Vatican Soap Opera

05 December 2013:  Legion of Christ Acknowledges Abuse Committed at Connecticut Seminary

28 August 2013:  “Irish priest faces sex abuse charges in Chilean court” & related articles

17 February 2013: “Records Show Woman Gave Legion Of Christ $60 Million Over 20 Years” & related articles

23 October 2012: “Son of former Legionaries leader arrested in Mexico for extortion” & related article

11 September 2012: Superior in Catholic Legion Marred in Sexual Abuse Scandal Steps Aside

14 September 2012: US judge rules in favour of Legion of Christ in contested will, but details money tactics

15 August 2012:  Film to take on infamous Mexican pedophile priest

20 June 2012: Priest tells of sex scandal’s impact

22 May 2012: Legion’s latest admission revives hypocrisy charge

22 May 2012: Fr Alvaro Corcuera, LC, Legion’s General Director, Writes to all Members of the Movement in North America

22 May 2012: UPDATE 1-Catholic order head admits hiding priest’s scandal

16 May 2012: Exclusive – Order knew for months about priest scandal – Vatican official

15 May 2012: Legionaries of Christ statements regarding the recent Legionaries scandals

15 May 2012: Legion of Christ Rocked By More Sex Charges

15 May 2012: Legion of Christ priest admits to fathering a child

14 May 2012: Where do allegations of endemic child abuse leave Legionaries?

11 May 2012: Seven priests from Legion of Christ investigated by Vatican for alleged child sex abuse

11 May 2012: Vatican Eyes Legion Priests on Abuse

02 November 2011: Connecticut Sexual Abuse Case Involving Legionaries of Christ To Proceed In Court

26 September 2011: Zenit director resigns, citing differences with Legionaries of Christ

2011:  Secret Vatican Documents – The Stigma of Maciel

28 October 2010: Pope’s Legion delegate warns of ‘shipwreck’

July 2010:  Decree Defining How the Papal Delegate Will Accomplish His Office

24 July 2010:  Pope grants broad powers to Legionaries delegate

09 July 2010:  Pope names offical to run Legionaries

20 June 2010:  Maciel’s son to sue Legionaries:  Details abuse, Tells NCR ‘Dad promised $6 million’

17 June 2010:  Pope meets with head of scandal-tainted Legion

14 June 2010:  Scandals may dent wealthy Catholic order’s funding

13 May 2010:  Joaquin Navarro-Valls, believes that no institution has dealt with paedophilia “so seriously”

01 May 2010:  Catholic order to be overhauled after founder’s abuse

27 April 2010:  Publisher of National Catholic Reporter apologizes for defending Maciel

26 April 2010:  Legion of Christ child abuse probe tests Pope

06 April 2010: Money paved way for Maciel’s influence in the Vatican 

26 March 2010:  Legionaries apologize for Maciel’s ‘reprehensible’ behaviour

November 2000:   New Apostolic School for Canada! (from Legionaries of Christ magazine LeCristo)

1997:  Head of Worldwide Catholic Order Accused of History of Abuse

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