Pope Said to Weigh Takeover of Scandal-Plagued Legion of Christ

The Pope is likely to appoint a handpicked "commissioner" to oversee the Legion of Christ, according to Italian news sources, striking another blow to the powerful and shadowy religious order already laid low by a sex scandal involving its founder. The Legion's founder, the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, a charismatic priest, conservative theologian and prolific fundraiser, is perhaps the most prominent clergyman accused in recent years of sexual misconduct. The way the Pope ultimately chooses...Full Story
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