Rome, Italy. December 8, 2010. The general directorate of the
Legionaries of Christ has communicated the creation of the central
committee for the revision of the constitutions. By disposition of
the pontifical delegate, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, who will preside
over the commission, the committee will be made up of
six priests, including two of his personal advisors (Fr Gianfranco
Ghirlanda, SJ and Fr Agostino Montan, CSI) and four Legionary
priests (Fr Roberto Aspe Hinojosa, LC, Fr Anthony Bannon, LC,
Fr José García Sentandreu, LC, and Fr Gabriel Sotres, LC).
According to the Holy See’s instructions (cf. Decree of
July 9, no. 9), the pontifical delegate and the central
commission will initiate and guide the work of revising the
fundamental normative text that will govern the life of the
congregation. This process, which will involve all Legionaries of Christ,
will last for several years. It will conclude with the
celebration of an extraordinary general chapter that will examine the
proposed modifications and present them to the Holy See for
In the upcoming weeks, the central commission will present its
work methodology and the first thematic texts for individual and
community reflection in the congregation.
We invite our readers to
keep the work of revising the Legion of Christ’s constitutions
in their prayers.