Among countless other treasures many of which were recovered after the warGerman soldiers seized the sculptures and other decorations that adorned the Amber Room abovea lavish chamber in the Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg. Its fabled contents never resurfaced, and over the years it has been speculated that they were destroyed by bombing, lost in a sunken submarine, hidden in a bunker or buried in a lagoon.
Sex abuse is "scourge" for all society The Associated Press first reported the investigation. In a statement Friday to the AP, the Legion confirmed it had referred seven cases of alleged abuse to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that investigates sex crimes. All but one involves alleged abuse dating Investigating art ii decades ago; one case involves recent events, the Legion said.
While the investigation is under way, the accused priests are being kept away from children, the Legion said. It said it was committed to examining the accusations and reaching out to victims while safeguarding the rights of all involved.
The Legion issued the statement to the AP after the news organization approached it with the allegations; the Legion simultaneously sent the statement out to all priests in the order.
In addition to referring the cases to the Vatican as required by church law, the Legion said it had referred cases to police where civil reporting laws require it.
It's not clear, however, if any law enforcement action was taken given the statute of limitations may have expired for such old cases. The Legion said two other priests are also under investigation by the Congregation for alleged sacramental violations, believed to involve using spiritual direction to have inappropriate relations with women.
Preliminary investigations of an unspecified number of other priests accused of abuse found them innocent, the Legion said. The scandal of Maciel and the Legion ranks as one of the worst of the 20th-century Catholic Church, since he was held up as a model for the faithful by Pope John Paul II.
The orthodox order, which has about priests around the world, was praised for attracting both money and vocations to the priesthood. Documentation from Vatican archives, however, has shown that as early as the s, the Vatican had evidence that he was a drug addict and pedophile.
Only in did the Vatican sanction Maciel to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes. He died in and a year later the Legion admitted he had fathered three children with two different women and had abused his seminarians. The Vatican took over the Legion in and is pushing through a process of reform.
Aaron Loughrey, 35, was a or year-old Legion seminarian in Ireland in the spring of when he says he was forced by a superior to masturbate him in bed. Loughrey, who left the Legion before being ordained, says he has been in counseling almost ever since as he seeks justice from the order.
He said that the vow he took as a seminarian never to criticize the actions or deeds of a superior made him unable to question what the priest had told him to do. In a parallel to the way Maciel abused his seminarians, Loughrey says his superior had told him that an unnamed illness gave him terrible cramps in his lower abdomen that could only be eased with massage.
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