Jean Vanier

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L’Arche community founder Jean Vanier abused women who came to him for spiritual direction.  File photograph:  Tiziana Fabi/AFP via Getty Images

I met Jean Vanier once and was as surprised as others to read reports of his inappropriate sexual activity with a number of women. This seems to have(...)

 Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has written to Pope Francis saying she will leave the Catholic Church “if it transpires that the Holy See failed to act(...)

Jean Vanier abused women who came to him for spiritual direction, an egregious crime.

When the news about Jean Vanier’s manipulative sexual abuse of at least six women broke, it was profoundly depressing. Decades ago, I witnessed him ar(...)

Mairead Boland-Brabazon,  CEO of L’Arche Ireland: ‘People are very shocked and really disappointed.’  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Shock within the Irish branch of L’Arche, the international charity for people with intellectual disabilities, turned to concern on Sunday that a sex (...)

L’Arche International, which assists people with intellectual disabilities and has four centres in Ireland, was founded by Jean Vanier. Photograph: Getty Images.

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has described as “particularly reprehensible” the actions of the late L’Arche founder Jean Vanier after (...)

A report to be published on Tuesday has found L’Arche founder Jean Vanier was implicated in the sexual abuse of women.

Jean Vanier, who founded the L’Arche communities for adults with intellectual disabilities, died at the age of 90 last May. The following month, L’A(...)

Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche community for people with intellectual disabilities, has died at the age of 90. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty

Tributes have been paid in Ireland and internationally to Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche community for people with intellectual disabilities, who(...)