*Video: ReGAIN ADDRESSES LEGION OF CHRIST’ HISTORY OF SEX ABUSE AND DECEIT

Wikipedia: Sexual Scandal of Marcial Maciel:

Formal denunciation by the Vatican

On 1 May 2010, the Vatican named a delegate and appointed a commission to review the Legionaries of Christ. In a statement, the Vatican denounced Marcial Maciel for creating a “system of power” that enabled him to lead an “immoral” double life “devoid of scruples and authentic religious sentiment” and allowed him to abuse young boys for decades unchecked.[23]

The “very serious and objectively immoral acts” of Marcial Maciel, which were “confirmed by incontrovertible testimonies,” represent “true crimes and manifest a life without scruples or authentic religious sentiment,” the Vatican said.[23] The Vatican said the Legion created a “mechanism of defense” around Maciel to shield him from accusations and suppress damaging witnesses from reporting abuse. “It made him untouchable,” the Vatican said. The statement decried “the lamentable disgracing and expulsion of those who doubted” Maciel’s virtue. The Vatican statement did not address whether the Legion’s current leadership will face any sanctions.[23] Actions taken by the current Legion leadership will be scrutinized; but no specific sanctions were mentioned. The Vatican acknowledged the “hardships” faced by Maciel’s accusers through the years when they were ostracized or ridiculed, and commended their “courage and perseverance to demand the truth.”[23]

As a result of the visitation, Benedict XVI named Archbishop (now Cardinal) Velasio De Paolis on 9 July 2010 as the Papal Delegate to oversee the Legion and its governance.[24]

 

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3 thoughts on “*Video: ReGAIN ADDRESSES LEGION OF CHRIST’ HISTORY OF SEX ABUSE AND DECEIT

  1. Maciel's Thorn in the Side says:

    From what I read in Spanish language books, Fr. Maciel deceived not only his Mexican superiors, such as Bishop Espino and Monsignor Arias, but also Roman Curia staff, which would have been the then Congregation (Department) for Religious Orders which handled such a request…approval of religious order at a diocesan level,first step towards official Catholic approbation.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Are we to understand that the victims who accused Maciel in the 90s were never given a chance to testify in the investigation? If that is true, it is beyond shameful.

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