Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, is blessed by Pope John Paul II during a special audience at the Vatican in 2004. A new report has found that Maciel abused at least 60 minors. Photo: Reuters

Founder of Mexico’s Legionaires of Christ Catholic order abused at least 60 boys, report finds

  • Father Marcial Maciel, who died in 2008, was perhaps the Catholic Church’s most notorious paedophile, even abusing children he had secretly fathered
  • The Legionaires of Christ says in a report that 175 minors were victims of abuse by 33 priests between 1941 and 2019
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Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, is blessed by Pope John Paul II during a special audience at the Vatican in 2004. A new report has found that Maciel abused at least 60 minors. Photo: Reuters
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