Posts Tagged ‘Marcial Maciel’

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

Lawsuit over $60 million gift to Catholic order in court

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Legion of Christ (Legionaries) is being sued by Mary Lou Dauray, who says her late aunt, Gabrielle Mee, would not have given over US$60 million if she knew its founder, Marcial Maciel, secretly fathered three children and molested seminarians. She argues her aunt, a devout Catholic, was manipulated into donating tens of millions of dollars 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

Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi told to undergo intense reflection

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The Legion of Christ has been told it must undergo a “brief but intense” period of reflection in conjunction with its associated lay movement, Regnum Christi, before its reform can proceed. Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the pontifical delegate supervising the reform, said it is not possible to consider the government, apostolate and administration of the 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

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