02 February 2023, The Tablet

The Vanier report – a collective blindness

How can L’Arche reassure its friends and funders that the exploitation, lies and secrets are in the past?

The Vanier report – a collective blindness

Jean Vanier, pictured in 2015 after receiving the Templeton Prize.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales/Mazur

The international movement of L’Arche communities has thanked the courageous women who broke decades of silence to reveal the deceit and manipulative relationships of their founder, Jean Vanier. An exhaustive new report investigates the allegations against Vanier and the debased spirituality which underpinned his behaviour.
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