|Above: Bishop Ricardo Blázquez, Bishop Giuseppe Versaldi, and Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati. Below: Archbishop Charles Chaput and Bishop Ricardo Watty. (Photocomposition: ACIPRENSA)|
July 8, 2009. Rome, Italy. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of
State for His Holiness, has officially informed Father Álvaro Corcuera,
LC, the general director of the Legion of Christ, that
the announced apostolic visitation to the congregation will begin
on July 15th.
Five visitors will carry out the visit:
- • Bishop
Ricardo Watty Urquidi, M.Sp.S., Bishop of Tepic (Mexico) in Mexico
and Central America.
- Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M., Archbishop of Denver
(USA) in the United States and Canada.
- Bishop Giuseppe Versaldi, Bishop
of Alessandria (Italy) in Italy, Israel, South Korea, and the
- Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Archbishop of Concepción (Chile) in
- Bishop Ricardo Blázquez Pérez, Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) in
Europe (with the exception of Italy).
When sharing this news with
all of the members of the congregation, Father Álvaro Corcuera
said, “I invite all of us to give thanks to
God and to the Church for the help that the
Holy Father is offering us, and to welcome the visitors
to each and every one of our communities with sincere
charity and faith as representatives of the Vicar of Christ.”
visitors will carry out their work according to the calendar and
program that each one will set. Afterwards, they will hand
over a report to the Holy See, which will then
give the congregation the appropriate guidelines.
We ask all of our
readers and friends to pray for the mission of the
visitors and for the Legionaries of Christ.