Milestones May 29, 2006

SANCTIONED. The Rev. Marcial Maciel, 86, powerful Mexican-born founder of the conservative Legionaries of Christ, one of the fastest-growing orders in the Roman Catholic Church; after an inquest into his alleged sexual abuse of seminarians dating to the 1940s, which he denies; in the first major abuse case to be handled by Pope Benedict XVI; in Vatican City. The Holy See declined to say if the allegations proved true, but called on Maciel to live a life of "prayer and repentance" and restricted him from publicly celebrating the sacraments.

RESIGNED. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 36, prominent Somali-born Dutch parliament member and outspoken...

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