Child abuse in Roman Catholic religious order

This 2016 video about the Legion of Christ child abuse affair is called Scandal at the Vatican.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

VATICAN: The Legion of Christ religious order identified 33 of its priests and 71 of its seminarians as guilty of sexual abuse in a study published at the weekend.

The order enjoyed huge power under pope John Paul II, despite the Vatican holding documentary evidence that its founder Marcial Maciel was a paedophile.

John Paul II’s secretary of state Cardinal Angelo Sodano long blocked any investigation into the Legion.

Pope Francis accepted his resignation as dean of the College of Cardinals on Saturday.

FBI OPENS SWEEPING PROBE OF CLERGY SEX ABUSE IN NEW ORLEANS The FBI has reportedly opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them. The probe could deepen the legal peril for the Archdiocese of New Orleans as it reels from a bankruptcy brought on by a flood of sex abuse lawsuits. [AP]

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