Posts Tagged ‘Legionaries of Christ’

Controversial Catholic order denies any wrongdoing over New Zealand trusts

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Catholic order denies wrongdoing

New Zealand’s only Legionaries of Christ priest, Simon Cleary told CathNews that he is sorry if the media coverage has caused distress in New Zealand. He is very concerned that New Zealand and international reporting around the Pandora Papers has painted a picture that is untrue, and while he is no longer in New Zealand Read more

Pandora Papers: New Zealand trusts held $300m for controversial religious order

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
New Zealand Pandora Papers

Trusts registered in New Zealand held nearly $300 million in assets for a Roman Catholic order caught in an international paedophilia scandal, according to leaked records contained in the Pandora Papers. The Mexico based Legionaries of Christ used the trusts in a complex financial arrangement that held assets in four continents, according to an analysis Read more

Legionaries apologise for Marcial and Magdalene comparison

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Legionaries of Christ have apologised for a promotional booklet that compared their disgraced founder to St Mary Magdalene. The booklet, promoting a pilgrimage centre in the Holy Land, was written by Legionary priest Fr Juan Solana. When the level of offense taken at the comparison between the saint and Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado was Read more

Pope Francis: The one who unties knots?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
back to the future

This week we celebrate the first anniversary (13 March) of the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis. But it is next month that we will witness an event that says more about what to make of him and what to expect in his Pontificate. In April, Pope Francis will beatify on the same day Read more

Six editors leave Zenit news agency in protest

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Six news editors have left the Zenit news agency since the forced resignation of editor-in-chief, Jesús Colina. They have resigned in protest at the interference from the publisher, the Legionaries of Christ. The six foreign language news editors, Karna Swanson, English; Gisele Plantec, French; Inma Alvarez, Spanish; Mirko Testa, Italian; Alexandre Ribeiro, Portuguese; Tony Assaf, Read more

Legionaries ask founder of Zenit to resign

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Jesus Colina

Jesus Colina, the founder and director of the news agency Zenit, has announced his resignation after a decision by the Legionaries of Christ to enhance the Legion identity of the agency. Established 14 years ago as an independent agency seeking to report on “the world seen from Rome,” Zenit has established a strong presence on the Internet, with Read more

Sex abuse case to proceed against Legionaries of Christ

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

A lawsuit by a man claiming he was molested for years by the founder of conservative Catholic order, the Legionaries of Christ, will go ahead. The lawsuit by Jose Raul Gonzalez Lara claims Legionaries of Christ failed to protect him from their founder and known pedophile Fr Marcial Maciel. It also accuses Legionaries of Christ officials Read more