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

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)

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

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

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History

Contact Info

Address: Via Aurelia 677, 00165 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.88.961

Superiors

Director General:USAFr. John Lane Connor, L.C. (55)Fr. John Lane Connor, L.C. (55) (2020.02.06 – ...)

Past Superiors

Director General:MexicoFr. Eduardo Robles-Gil Orvañanos (2014.02.06 – 2020.02.06)
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)
Vicar General:GermanyFr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. (49)Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. (49) (2012.10.15 – 2014.02.06)
Pontifical Delegate:ItalyCardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S. (2010.07.09 – 2014.02.25)
Pontifical Assistant:ItalyCardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J. (81)Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J. (81) (later Cardinal) (2014.07.04 – 2019.05.31)

Founder

Founder:MexicoFr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, L.C. (1941.01.03)

Other Present Members (2)

ChileFr. José Enrique Oyarzún Tapia, L.C. (54)Fr. José Enrique Oyarzún Tapia, L.C. (54), Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum

USAFr. David Gerard Steffy, L.C. (61)Fr. David Gerard Steffy, L.C. (61), Director of Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jersusalem Center

Other Former Members (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

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 2 Bishops)

SpainCardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C. (78)Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C. (78), 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, Member of Financial Security Committee and Member of Council of Cardinals

MexicoBishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, L.C. (74)Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, L.C. (74), Bishop of Cancún–Chetumal (Mexico)

IrelandBishop Brian Farrell, L.C. (79)Bishop Brian Farrell, L.C. (79), Titular Bishop of Abitinæ, Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity and Vice-President of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews

Deceased Bishops (1 Bishop)

2023: MexicoBishop Jorge Bernal Vargas, L.C., Bishop-Prelate of Cancún–Chetumal (Mexico)

Chile Chile

Italy Italy

Spain Spain

USA USA

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 106

Members: 1,385 (983 priests)

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Last updated on 2024.01.30

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