Rome, February 22, 2011. The papal delegate for the Legionaries
of Christ, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S., has created a
commission for the study and revision of the congregation’s financial
situation, as announced in his October 19, 2010 letter.
commission will be led by Archbishop Domenico Calcagno, secretary of
the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, and
will also include: Msgr. Mario Marchesi, one of the papal
delegate’s four councilors; Dr. Rosino Antonio Morelli, who works with
the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See;
Fr. Eduardo Vigneaux, LC, general administrator of the Legion of
Christ; and Fr Alberto Simán, LC, who works in the
general secretariat of the Legion of Christ.
The commission will study
the administrative area of the congregation so as to give
definitive answers to the questions and concerns that have been
raised, and to see what improvements may be necessary.
January 4, the papal delegate and his councilors and Archbishop
Calcagno received a detailed presentation on the financial information of
the congregation’s works and territories, the patrimonial and administrative situation,
the use of available funds according to the congregation’s purpose
at the service of the Church and men, the corporative
and societal organization, the debts incurred mainly by some educational
institutions to finance their establishment and development, and the structure
of the operative management and services that have been implemented
in recent years under the name of Integer.
The commission has
a consultative function and will report to the papal delegate
and the general director with their respective councilors. The commission
will define its own work program and a calendar to
complete its task.
When Fr Alvaro Corcuera, LC, told the Legionaries
about this new step taken under the guidance of the
papal delegate, he expressed the hope that in the administrative
field as well, “we may meet the Legion of Christ’s
and Regnum Christi’s current challenges with professionalism and a Gospel