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Legionaries of Christ - Latest News
Feb 7, 2020 - 04:57 pm .- Women who made allegations against a priest in the Legionaries of Christ say the religious order’s newly elected superior general mishandled the situation, allowing the priest opportunities to cross boundaries with women even after complaints against him had been made.
Feb 6, 2020 - 08:51 pm .- During its general chapter meeting in Rome, the Legionaries of Christ religious order has elected a new superior general to lead the embattled religious congregation.
Jan 27, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The Legionaries of Christ acknowledged that sexual abuse took place at the religious order’s El Ajusco minor seminary in Mexico City between 1985 and 1992.
Jan 27, 2020 - 02:05 pm .- Advocates and survivors of abuse perpetrated by priests of the Legion of Christ say that the religious order has no hope of authentic reform without wholesale replacement of the Legion’s leadership figures.
Jan 21, 2020 - 03:48 pm .- The Legionaries of Christ on Jan. 20 opened its 2020 Ordinary General Chapter in Rome, which convenes every six years with the duty to elect the general government for the order and to address the most important matters related to the mission and identity of the congregation.
Jan 14, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- This week Fernando Martínez Suárez, a priest of the Legionaries of Christ, was dismissed from the clerical state. He had been found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Apr 13, 2018 - 01:20 pm .- The Legion of Christ has issued a renewed apology for abuses committed by the institute’s founder, and pledged to reach out to victims individually to respond to requests for compensation.  
Nov 1, 2014 - 05:21 am .- After four years of drafts and adjustments, the troubled Legion of Christ has announced that its new constitutions have been approved by Pope Francis.
Jul 14, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- The appointment of Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J., as pontifical advisor for the Legion of Christ aims to advance the renewal and reform of the troubled religious congregation.
Jul 1, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Father Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río, L.C., former general director of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, died in Mexico on Monday after a long battle with cancer.
Jun 26, 2014 - 03:01 am .- In a statement released by Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., the Vatican spokesman revealed that the Holy See is to appoint an adviser to assist the Legionaries in the revision of their newly-drafted constitutions.
Jun 4, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has consecrated a church at the inauguration of the Magdala Center, an archaeological park in Mary Magdalene’s hometown that contains a first century synagogue where Jesus Christ may have preached.
Apr 14, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- Maryland-born priest Father John Connor, L.C., has been named the head of the Legion of Christ’s territory of North America.
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:00 am .- The Legionaries of Christ revealed the names of their new general council on Feb. 6, also issuing a formal apology to those hurt by the immoral actions of their founder.
Jan 10, 2014 - 02:30 pm .- As the Legionaries meet in Rome for their General Chapter, spokesman Fr. Benjamin Clariond voiced the congregation's hopes for a stronger apostolate with a more keen awareness of their challenges.
Jan 9, 2014 - 05:46 am .- Earlier this morning the Legionaries of Christ began their first Extraordinary General Chapter meeting to draft and approve their new constitutions, after which they will elect their new leadership.
Dec 20, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Cardinal Velasio de Paolis told 31 new priests of Legionaries of Christ that their perseverance shows “the love of Christ” that can overcome the past scandals of their congregation and purify and renew it.
Dec 5, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- The acting general director of the Legion of Christ has shared the steps the order has taken to prevent sexual abuse and to respond to its allegations, focusing on the gravity of abuse and its victims' suffering.
Nov 7, 2013 - 11:39 am .- Father Deomar De Guedes has resigned as a general counselor of the Legionaries of Christ, citing a lack of energy to confront the challenges of the position.  
May 31, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- The papal delegate overseeing the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christ met with Pope Francis on Monday to discuss the progress that has been made in reforming the two religious bodies.