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Pope orders apostolic visitation to Legionaries of Christ

Several of the Pope’s personal envoys will go to see their apostolic activities firsthand to understand what happened in the past and what reforms are being made. ; The delegates will submit a report directly to Benedict XVI, who will make a decision on any appropriate measures. ; The decision about the apostolic visitation was communicated to the order by the Vatican on March 10, but was made public only until now by Father Álvaro Corcuera, the director general of the Legionaries of Christ. ; The Vatican says the apostolic visit will help to overcome difficulties through truth and transparency. ; The Pope has expressed his solidarity and sent his prayers for the shameful acts of their founder. ; Benedict XVI also encouraged them to continue working for the good of the Church. ; Father Corcuera has expressed his regrets for what happened in the past and asked for forgiveness from those who have been offended. ; He has also expressed thanks for the apostolic visitation, and assured that they will fully cooperate. ;