Death of The Rev. Alvaro Corcuera

June 30, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico

Superior who led Legion through abuse turmoil dies
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The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Rev. Alvaro Corcuera, who led the Legion of Christ religious order through the turmoil surrounding revelations that its founder was a pedophile and fraud, has died. He was 56.

The Legion said Corcuera, who stepped down as superior in 2012 because of a brain tumor, died Monday in Mexico City.

Corcuera took over as superior in 2005, a year after the Vatican opened a secret sex abuse investigation into the Legion's founder, the Rev....

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