- Jan 20, 2021
The Legionaries of Christ tried to get a victim of abuse to recant his testimony in exchange for money.
Italian Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, who oversaw a Vatican-sponsored reform of the Legion of Christ and its lay branch, Regnum Christi, in the wake of sexual abuse scandals surrounding their founder, the late Mexican Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, died over the weekend, just days short of his 82nd birthday.
Pope Francis was elected in March 2013 on a reform mandate, and quickly got to work trying to clean up Vatican finances. The effort has been beset with headaches and tensions, however, and two new key figures who’ve faced questions marks themselves are now set to play a more prominent role.