The superior of the Legion of Christ religious order says the Vatican next week will name a new adviser to help oversee it.

It's the latest sign that Pope Francis doubts the Vatican's three-year reform experiment has resolved all the order's problems.

Francis has kept the Legion at arms' length since he inherited the reform project launched after the Legion admitted its founder sexually abused his seminarians and fathered three children.

Francis has yet to meet with the new superior and didn't send a message to the congregation when it met in January to chart its new course. The Vatican insisted on naming two members of the new government and during his recent trip to Jerusalem, Francis skipped a luncheon planned by the Legion and ate instead with the Franciscans.