Saturday, February 16, 2013

Depositions From Legion of Christ Lawsuit Released

As previously reported, a Rhode Island Superior Court last month ordered release to the media of documents that had been produced by the scandal-ridden Legion of Christ in a lawsuit against it. According to the Daily Mail, the documents -- the first-ever depositions of high-ranking Legion officials-- were actually released yesterday and reveal:
details on how the founder of the organization, the Reverend Marcial Maciel who died in 2008, lived a double life, fathering three children, and was accused of abusing seminarians. The Legion kept this information hidden.  Also revealed are allegations that the organization solicited money from an elderly widow, eventually persuading her to bequeath it $60 million.