Thursday, April 29, 2010

Benedict XVI will meet Apostolic Visitators of Legionaries of Christ

Yesterday, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, the Vatican spokesman announced the five episcopal visitators to the Legionaries of Christ will meet tomorrow, Friday April 30 to make their initial presentation and proposals for the religious congregation.

Since his death, the extent of Fr Maciel’s behavior began to unfold: it emerged that he had fathered at least one child, that he had had multiple identities and that he had abused minor seminarians. All of this was confirmed in a communique issued by the Legionaries.

Fr Lombardi said there were no specific decisions expected about the congregation yet, saying that the Holy Father would make them at a later date “after careful study and reflection on the findings of the visitation”.

A brief press statement will be released after the meeting.

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