Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ (L.C.)

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Also known as: Legionäre Christi (Deutsch) / Legionarios de Cristo (español) / Legionários de Cristo (español) / Légionnaires du Christ (français) / Legionari di Cristo (Italiano) / Legion Chrystusa (polski) / Legionários de Cristo (Português) / Legionairs van Christus (Nederlands) / 基督軍修會 (正體中文) / Congregatio Legionariorum Christi (latine)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 105 houses, 1,432 members (979 priests) (2020)

Address: Via Aurelia 677, 00165 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.88.961

Website: LinkLink

History

Churches


Superiors

Director General:USAFr. John Lane Connor, L.C. (54)Fr. John Lane Connor, L.C. (54) (2020.02.06 – ...)
Pontifical Assistant:ItalyCardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J. (80)Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J. (80) (later Cardinal) (2014.07.04 – 2019.05.31)
Director General:MexicoFr. Eduardo Robles-Gil Orvañanos (2014.02.06 – 2020.02.06)
Vicar General:GermanyFr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. (48)Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. (48) (2012.10.15 – 2014.02.06)
Pontifical Delegate:ItalyCardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S. (2010.07.09 – 2014.02.25)
Director General:MexicoFr. Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río, L.C. (2005.01 – 2012.10.15)
Director General:MexicoFr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, L.C. (1948.06.13 – 2005.01)
Founder:MexicoFr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, L.C. (1941.01.03)

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 3 Bishops)

SpainCardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C. (77)Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C. (77), Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani, President of Governorate of Vatican City State, President of Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, Member of Commission for Confidential Matters and Member of Financial Security Committee

MexicoBishop Jorge Bernal Vargas, L.C. (93)Bishop Jorge Bernal Vargas, L.C. (93), Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Cancún–Chetumal (Mexico)

MexicoBishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, L.C. (73)Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, L.C. (73), Bishop of Cancún–Chetumal (Mexico)

IrelandBishop Brian Farrell, L.C. (78)Bishop Brian Farrell, L.C. (78), Titular Bishop of Abitinæ, Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity and Vice-President of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

Other Present Prelates (2)

ChileFr. José Enrique Oyarzún Tapia, L.C. (52)Fr. José Enrique Oyarzún Tapia, L.C. (52), Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum

USAFr. David Gerard Steffy, L.C. (60)Fr. David Gerard Steffy, L.C. (60), Director of Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jersusalem Center


Other Former Prelates (4)

>2020: MexicoFr. Juan María Solana Rivero, L.C., Director of Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jersusalem Center

>2019: SpainFr. Jesús Villagrasa Lasaga, L.C., Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum

>2013: SpainFr. Amador Pedro Barrajón Muñoz, L.C., Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum

>2007: ItalyFr. Paolo Scarafoni, L.C., Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum


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