The University of Notre Dame has revoked two awards for a Catholic church figure who is accused of sexually exploiting women.
The late Jean Vanier was honored by the University with both the Notre Dame Award in 1994, and the Ford Family Award in 2014 for his humanitarian work.
The Canadian was once seen as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, or perhaps even a sainthood. Now he’s accused of sexually abusing at least six women at his charity, which he founded in 1964.
Notre Dame President The Reverend John Jenkins says the report and its allegations seemed “through, rigorous and fair”, and led to the decision to rescind the awards.
He passed away last May in Paris, France at the age of 90.