February 15, 2013
Pope John Paul II gives his blessing to father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, in November 2004 during a special audience at the Vatican. Following a decision Thursday, by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, documents have been unsealed related to a lawsuit contesting the will of Gabrielle Mee, who left $60 million to the Legion.
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Newly unsealed documents in a lawsuit brought against the Roman Catholic order Legion of Christ show the group's former second-in-command testified he discovered the order's founder, the late Rev. Marcial Maciel, had fathered a daughter in 2006, but never confronted him about his double life and didn't share the news with the group's broader membership.