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Jean Vanier at a Templeton Prize press conference in London March 11, 2015.

New report details abuses of L’Arche founder

Feb 1, 2023

By Solène Tadié

The late Jean Vanier sexually abused at least 25 women, according to a new investigative report commissioned by L’Arche International. Read more

French founder of the Communaute de l'Arche (Arch community) Jean Vanier, 86, poses at home on September 23, 2014 in Trosly-Breuil.

Friend of Jean Vanier ‘heartbroken’ for abuse victims, but hopeful for the future of L’Arche

Feb 27, 2020

By Mary Farrow

On the news that Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L’Arche International, has been credibly accused of serially sexually abusing women,... Read more

Jean Vanier in Trosly, France, May 2012.

Canadian bishops lament Vanier's misconduct, while affirming value of L'Arche

Feb 25, 2020

The Canadian bishops' conference decried Monday the sexual misconduct of Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche International.  Read more

Jean Vanier at a Templeton Prize press conference in London March 11, 2015.

L’Arche reports sexual misconduct by founder Jean Vanier 

Feb 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

L’Arche International published the results Saturday of an independent investigation detailing sexual misconduct by its founder Jean Vanier with six... Read more

Jean Vanier in 2015.

Jean Vanier, friend of the intellectually disabled and founder of L'Arche, dies at 90

May 7, 2019

Jean Vanier died May 7, at the age of 90. Vanier will be mourned by his friends: the weak, the... Read more

New documentary tells the story of L’Arche, Jean Vanier, and friendship

Mar 22, 2018

The French documentary “Summer in the Forest” depicts the lives of four disabled men and their unlikely friend: a philosopher... Read more