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Zenit's founding editor forced to resign

September 29, 2011

The founder and director of the Zenit news agency has resigned, disclosing that he was asked to step down after a series of disagreements with officials of the Legion of Christ, which owns the online Catholic news agency.

Jesus Colina, who established Zenit 14 years ago, said that "a gradual mutual loss of trust" began when he realized that Legionary officials were concealing evidence about the scandalous conduct of the order's founder, the late Father Marcial Maciel. The Legion of Christ now wants to put a stronger institutional stamp on the news service, Colina said.


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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Oct. 02, 2011 9:43 PM ET USA

    So the Legion owns Zenit. So much for honesty. How long will this creepy group be allowed to survive?

  • Posted by: revius - Sep. 30, 2011 4:48 AM ET USA

    Selections and errors are personal. I therefore prefer trusting persons I know rather than anonymous organisations.