L’Arche founder Jean Vanier sexually abused women – internal report

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A religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women, an internal report found.

Canadian Jean Vanier founded the global network L’Arche in France in 1964 and died last year aged 90.

None of the women he abused were themselves disabled, the report says.

An investigation into Vanier was commissioned by L’Arche International last year after suspicions were raised.

“L’Arche in the UK is thoroughly shocked and saddened by this news. Jean Vanier was an admired figure and the findings of this report will cause pain for many,” said L’Arche UK’s CEO, Loren…

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