Vatican orders overhaul in Mexico after investigation of sexual abuse
The pope will appoint a commission to oversee the ‘purification’ of the Legion of Christ order.
The Vatican on Saturday ordered the overhaul of one of the Catholic Church’s largest and most influential organizations following an investigation into decades of sexual abuse by the group’s founder and systematic efforts to cover it up.
Mexican-born Father Marcial Maciel engaged in “very serious and objectively immoral behavior,” the Vatican said — including fathering at least one child and sexually molesting boys and seminarians. The abuse dates to the 1950s and continued into the 1990s.
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