Miami: archbishop bans Legionaries of Christ

The Archbishop  of Miami, Most Rev John Favalora, has announced an immediate official ban on members of the Legionaries of Christ from exercising any ministry in the archdiocese.

A letter to all priests, on 29 November from Msgr Michael Souckar,  the archdiocesan chancellor states:

'The Legionaries of Christ are prohibited from functioning in the Archdiocese of Miami , effective immediately.

'In the past, their priests were given individual approval by the Vicar General each time they wished to come to the Archdiocese of Miami but their ministry was restricted to their own members, because the Legionaries of Christ have not abided by these restrictions, Archbishop Favalora has barred them from any ministry in the Archdiocese of Miami.

'Furthermore, Regnum Christi is not, nor has it ever been approved to work in any parish, school  or other Archdiocesan entity, It recently has been discovered that Regnum Christi was involved in several schools without diocesan approval. Any such involvement with Regnum Christi is to end immediately.'

The letter can be seen at:

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