'In the new communities and new movements not everything is fine and just a priori
The head of the section for the nuns and the priests of the Vatican, the Brazilian Joao Braz de Aviz , described the structure of theLegionaries of Christ as' authoritarian ', where' all want mastered the discipline '.
In an interview published in the latest issue of the Italian magazine Giorni '30 ' the prelate said that even before starting their work in the Apostolic, had had bad experiences with the congregation of Mexican origin .
'As for the Legionaries in structure not convinced me even before the lack of confidence in the freedom of the peoplehe saw in it, "said the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life .
' A authoritarianism that sought to dominate everything with discipline . He had already removed the seminarians of Brasilia of his seminars, and he saw that things could not go on, "he added.
The former archbishop of the capital of Brazil said it's a shame when a church like the Legion reality 'is presented as charismatic and then discovers the indignity (sic) of its initiator', referring to Marcial Maciel Degollado.
' How that is possible, remains a mystery', reflected on the crimes of the founder, who did all kinds of immoral acts, among which include child sexual abuse, the procreation of children with various mistresses and drug use.
He recalled that in Brazil there was a similar case: The group plays of Assisi, a community whose members wore Franciscan habit and gave such a strong image of itself, with monks who claimed to glorify God by singing and dancing.
According to Vatican official organization had over 600 youth involved until it was discovered that the founder was morally unworthy behavior with his followers.
'In the new communities and new movements not everything is fine and just a priori.realities In some respects there is truly unbalance ' he said.
'True, there is no denying that many of these realities have been great things. In many places have brought freshness, joy, new, young, "he said.
The Legionaries of Christ are immersed in a process of internal reform ordered by Pope Benedict XVI which aims to amend the Constitutions, the internal regulations governing the congregation and has allowed the structure indicated by Braz de Aviz.