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Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

| Michael Swan | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L’Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.

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University of Notre Dame revokes awards given to L’Arche founder Vanier

University of Notre Dame revokes awards given to L’Arche founder Vanier

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of Notre Dame Feb. 23 revoked the Notre Dame Award that was conferred upon Jean Vanier in 1994 after the L’Arche organization he established found credible allegations that Vanier sexually exploited six women. Vanier was the recipient of the third Notre Dame Award for worldwide humanitarian service. The university established the award in […]

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Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

| Philippe Vaillancourt | February 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The investigation reports “sincere and consistent testimony covering the period 1970-2005” from six adults, none of whom had disabilities.

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Pope Francis called Jean Vanier to thank him before his death

Pope Francis called Jean Vanier to thank him before his death

| Cindy Wooden | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told reporters May 7 he had been kept informed about Jean Vanier’s failing health and had phoned him a week before his death.

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Jean Vanier, who changed lives of intellectually disabled, dies in Paris

Jean Vanier, who changed lives of intellectually disabled, dies in Paris

| Michael Swan | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jean Vanier, 90, founder of L’Arche communities and co-founder of Faith and Light, died May 7. Vanier had been suffering from cancer and was assisted at a L’Arche facility in Paris.

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Documentarian: Vanier’s world of L’Arche communities ‘makes sense to me’

Documentarian: Vanier’s world of L’Arche communities ‘makes sense to me’

| Mark Pattison | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Randall Wright, who made the film documentary “Summer in the Forest” on the L’Arche communities founded by Canadian Jean Vanier, said Vanier’s world “makes sense to me.”

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