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Vatican opens new Legion of Christ abuse inquiry
The sensational scandal involving its former leader has not yet been forgotten and now the embattled Legion of Christ has been rocked by another blow.
- Vatican City
- May 14, 2012
In a statement to the AP news agency, the Mexican order said seven cases had been referred to the Vatican's department that deals with sex crimes.
The Legion of Christ's founder, Marcial Maciel, sexually abused many boys and young men over a period of 30 years.
He was disciplined by the Vatican in 2006 over the abuse.
One of the cases being investigated in relation to the seven priests is recent, while others date back several decades, the order said in the statement given to AP.
The investigation will be handled by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that investigates allegations of sexual abuse.
While it is under way, the suspects will be kept away from children.
"Over the past few years, in several countries, the major superiors of the Legion of Christ have received some allegations of gravely immoral acts and more serious offences... committed by some legionaries," AP quoted the statement as saying.
The order has previously insisted that Fr Maciel was an isolated case.
Full Story:Â Vatican 'probes Legion of Christ priests over child abuse'
Source: BBC News