Regnum Christi Movement, Legion of Christ revamped

LaCroix International

June 17, 2019

By Céline Hoyeau 

The Holy See has approved new statutes for the Regnum Christi Movement in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal centered on its late Mexican founder, Marcial Maciel Degollado.

This movement brings together priests from the Legionaries of Christ, which was also established by Marcial Maciel, as well as consecrated and lay people from the community.
New statutes covering the Regnum Christi approved by the Holy See are scheduled to come into force on September 15 for a trial period of five years.

It was not until Marcial Maciel was elderly that it was revealed that he had sexually abused boys and young men.

After his death in 2008, it emerged that he also fathered as many as six children and there were allegations that he abused two of these children as well.

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