Pope Takes Control of the Legionaries

by Steve Ray on May 1, 2010

np3“Pope Benedict XVI will appoint an apostolic delegate to supervise the Legionaries of Christ, the Vatican announced on May 1.

“The Saturday announcement from the Vatican press office came a day after the five bishops who had conducted an apostolic visitation of the Legionaries presented their report. In a strongly worded statement, the Vatican indicated that the bishops had reached a “widely convergent evaluation and a shared opinion” on the need for “profound re-evaluation” of the religious order.”

(Picture: Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, March 10, 1920 – Jan 30, 2008, founder of the Legion)

For the whole article on Catholic Culture, click here.

Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window.
Vatican Statement on Apostolic Visitation of Legionaries of Christ
(Vatican Radio)
Pope Benedict to Overhaul Legion of Christ (Wall Street Journal)
Pope Reins In Catholic Order Tied to Abuse (New York Times)
Wikipedia article on Fr. Marcial

Legion of Christ responds to Vatican statement; awaits next moves [updated]

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6201

The Legionaries of Christ have issued a brief statement in response to Pope Benedict’s decision to appoint an apostolic delegate to supervise the community.

Pope moves to take control of Legion of Christ

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6200

Pope Benedict XVI will appoint an apostolic delegate to supervise the Legionaries of Christ, the Vatican announced on May 1.

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