AP: Pope Signals He’s Monitoring Legion Reform

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Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Pope Francis seems to be taking a hard line with the Legion of Christ, The Associated Press reports:

Pope Francis is signaling the reform process of the troubled Legion of Christ religious order will stretch beyond next year’s target date amid continued reservations about whether it has truly changed its ways following revelations its founder was a pedophile.

The religious organization, which had its U.S. headquarters in Connecticut, and accusations against its now-disgraced founder, the Rev. Marcial Maciel, were the subjects of groundbreaking reporting by former Courant religion writer Gerald Renner and New Orleans-based investigative reporter Jason Berry.





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