Report on Legionaries due April 30; no immediate papal action expected
CWN - April 28, 2010
The five bishops who conducted an apostolic visitation of the Legion of Christ will present their report on Friday, April 30. Pope Benedict will weigh that report before taking any action, according to the director of the Vatican press office.
Father Federico Lombardi, the papal spokesman, said that the Pope is unlikely to make any immediate decision regarding the future of the Legionaries. Rumors have circulated in Rome recently about a possible papal move to appoint a new head for the troubled order, or even to suppress the Legion. But Father Lombardi suggested that such speculation is premature.
The bishops who conducted the investigation will present their report, and possibly include recommendations, at their April 30 meeting. The Vatican spokesman indicated that a short announcement would be released after that meeting.
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