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Legionaries used donations to amass influence at Vatican

April 07, 2010

An eye-opening report by Jason Berry details how the Legion of Christ under Father Marcial Maciel accumulated power and influence at the Vatican, currying favor with lavish donations to key prelates. One Vatican official who refused the gifts, and insisted on pressing an investigation of Father Maciel, was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.


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  • Posted by: voxfem - Apr. 08, 2010 12:23 AM ET USA

    Holy Mary, keep him faithful and protect him from evil for the sake of your Son and his Church.