Marcial Maciel Degollado

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Prominent Priest Molested Own Son: Lawsuit

Mexican man sues group his late father founded

(Newser) - A man who says he is the son of a prominent Catholic priest is suing the organization the late cleric founded , alleging the late Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado molested him. The Vatican fielded many reports of sexual abuse by Maciel from the 1950s through 2002, the lawsuit says. "Pope... More »

Pope Clamps Down on Abusive Order

Founder had been a favorite of John Paul II

(Newser) - Pope Benedict today took steps to rein in a controversial order of the Catholic Church that allowed sexual abuse to go on within its ranks for decades. The Vatican will assume control of the Legionaries of Christ, whose late founder, Marcial Maciel Degollado, was found to be a serial abuser.... More »

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