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New Vicar General and General Councilor
Cardinal Velasio De Paolis names a new vicar general and new member for the General Council of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi

Sylvester Heereman, L.C.
Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. was named vicar general fo the Legion of Christ.

Rome, February 16, 2012. The pontifical delegate for the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, Cardinal Velasio de Paolis, C.S., with the consent of his council, named Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C., vicar general of the Legion of Christ, and named Fr. Deomar De Guedes, L.C. the second general councilor for the congregation. The two replace Fr. Luis Garza Medina, L.C. and Fr. Francisco Mateos Gil, L.C., respectively, both of whom presented their resignation in recent months.

Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. was born September 10, 1974 in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. He entered the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Germany in 1994, and made his first profession in 1996. He made his perpetual profession in 1999. From 2001 to 2003 he served as the territorial secretary for Italy, and from 2004 to 2006 he was part of the formation team in the Center for Higher Studies in Rome, where he also completed his studies in philosophy
P. Deomar de Guedes, L.C.
Fr, Demoar de Guedes, L.C., recently named general councilor
and theology. He was ordained a priest on December 23rd, 2006. On February 6, 2007 he was named territorial director of Germany, and after the territories of Germany and France were joined, he became territorial director of Western and Central Europe on June 10, 2011.

Fr. Deomar De Guedes Vaz, L.C. comes from Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.   He was born on November 13, 1961 and entered the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in 1992. He made his first profession on March 20,1994 and his perpetual profession in 1997. He has collaborated in the formation of diocesan seminarians in the International Pontifical College Maria Mater Ecclesiae of Rome and for some time he served as rector in the formation center for Regnum Christi consecrated men in Mexico City. After his priestly ordination on January 1, 2000 he has worked as a vocational promoter (2001-2002), territorial director of Spain (2002-2005), superior for the community and local coordinator of apostolate in Buenos Aires (2005-2008), and rector of the Brazilian seminary Maria Mater Ecclesiae (since 2008).
Fr. Sylvester and Fr. Deomar will continue their current duties until their replacements are named.



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