Marcial Maciel Steps Down As Head Of Legion Of Christ

NEWS FLASH: MARCIAL MACIEL STEPS DOWN AS HEAD OF LEGION OF CHRIST!!!
The Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the subject of a Vatican investigation into accusations of sexual abuse, has stepped down as head of the Rome-based religious order Legionaries of Christ.

 

Announcement from http://www.legionariesofchrist.org
http://www.legionariesofchrist.org/eng/articulos/articulo.phtml?se=91&ca=264&te=193&id=11858

Newsday.com
Mexican who founded order steps down
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-bc-ct–legionariesofchri0124jan24,0,1018955.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

Hartford Courant
Catholic Leader Steps Down
Founder Of Order Under Vatican Probe

January 25, 2005
By GERALD RENNER, Special to The Courant
http://www.ctnow.com/hc-maciel0125.artjan25,0,3990531.story

Reuters, Jan 25, 2005
Catholic order head quits as abuse probe to open
http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=660020
[same article appears in/on
yahoo.com news
Tiscali.news
BBC.co.uk
Keralanext.com (India)
The Archangel Report
WorldNews Network]

ASSOCIATED PRESS
WCBS News Radio
Mexican who founded order steps down
http://cbsnewyork.com/news88/connnews/CT–LegionariesofChri-mn/resources_news_html
Also published in:
The Chicago Sun-Times
Kansas City Star

Catholic World News
Scrutiny on resignation of Legionaries’ founder (2 reports)
http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=34838

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
(we offer our own translations of some excerpts. ReGAIN board.)

CNI TV Mexico
No tengo nada personal contra el padre Maciel
LA HISTORIA EN BREVE” POR CIRO GÓMEZ LEYVA
http://www.cni.tv/CNI%20Opina/?guid=%7B4533734A-2305-4B3A-B559-BB3CF1646515%7D

SWISS INFO
Catholic order head quits as abuse probe to open
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5489922

FAIRE LE JOUR, FRANCE
Nouveau cas de protection de pédophiles par le Vatican
http://www.fairelejour.org/breve.php3?id_breve=802

EL SOL DE MEXICO
Renucia de Marcial Maciel debido a presiones del Vaticano
The resignation of the leader of the Legionaries of Christ, Marcial Maciel, on whom accusations of paedophilia rest, was today attributed to “pressure from the Vatican”, on the reopening of the cases of sexual abuse against him.
Lawyer and priest, Antonio Roqueni, specialist in canon law and ex assesor to Archbishop primate of Mexico, Ernesto Corripio Ahumada, indicated that, to the eight people who originally accused Maciel of sexual abuse, ‘many more’ have been added.
Roqueni, who was one of the first defenders of the seminarians abused by the now 84 year old Mexican priest Maciel, affirmed that he had received ‘with great pleasure’ the news that yesterday Maciel decided to stop leading the Legion of Christ.
http://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/notas.asp?urlnota=250105vati

LA JORNADA, MEXICO
Documentan más denuncias de abusos sexuales del padre Maciel. Se suman casos de víctimas de pederastia en Irlanda, Estados Unidos y España
[More accusations of sexual abuse by Fr. Maciel are documented. Cases of victims of abuse from Ireland, the United States, and Spain are added.]
http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2005/ene05/050126/011n1pol.php

 

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