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Judge Approves Lawsuit Against Disgraced Order Legionaries Of Christ

A Rhode Island judge is allowing a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars to move forward against the disgraced Roman Catholic order the Legionaries of Christ.

The lawsuit, brought by the national anti-abortion group Americans United for Life, says the Legionaries, which has a branch in Cheshire, Conn., interfered with an inheritance the group should have received from a wealthy widow. It says the Legionaries conspired to get Gabrielle Mee to cut the group out of her will and instead give her entire $60 million fortune to the Legionaries. Bernard Jackvony, a lawyer for Americans United for Life, said up to $6 million is at stake.

It's one of several legal battles facing the...

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