- Apr 7, 2020
The Catholic Church began investigating four Mexican bishops last May for allegedly covering up cases of pederasty, the Vatican’s representative in Mexico said.
Pope Francis has told the Legion of Christ religious order it still has a long road of reform ahead, making clear that 10 years of Vatican-mandated rehabilitation didn’t purge it of the toxic influences of its pedophile founder.
The Legion of Christ religious order is promising accountability and transparency following damaging new revelations of sex abuse and cover-up that have undermined its credibility, a decade after revelations of its pedophile founder disgraced the order.
The Legionaries of Christ tried to get a victim of abuse to recant his testimony in exchange for money.
During a general chapter meeting largely devoted to their order’s sexual abuse crisis, the Legionaries of Christ elected U.S. Father John Connor as superior general for the next six years.
The Legion of Christ religious order, already discredited because of its pedophile founder, announced a joint Vatican investigation Monday into the botched handling of a priest who sexually abused girls as young as 6 and suffered no punishment.