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May He Rest in Peace
Fr. Álvaro Corcuera LC passes away in Mexico

Fr. Alvaro Corcuera, LC

Mexico City, June 30, 2014 -Today in Mexico City, Fr. Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río, L.C. departed for the Father’s house after a long battle with cancer. Fr. Álvaro served as General Director of Regnum Christi and the Legionaries of Christ from 2005 until 2014.

His final resting place will be in the French Cemetery in San Joaquín, Mexico City.

The Regnum Christi Movement and the congregation of the Legionaries of Christ give thanks to the Lord for Fr. Álvaro’s life as a religious and priest of Jesus Cristo. We entrust him to the Lord’s mercy and pray that “where he is, there also may his servant be.” (John 14:23) We wish to accompany his family and relatives with our prayers. May Christ’s victory over death fill them with consolation. May he rest in peace!

The Legion of Christ has opened an online book of condolences at:

Profile: Fr. Álvaro Corcuera L.C.

Fr. Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río was born in Mexico City on July 22, 1957. He became a lay consecrated member of Regnum Christi in 1975, and joined the Legion of Christ four years later. He was ordained a priest in 1985. In 1987 he was named rector of the Center for Higher Studies of the Legionaries of Christ in Rome. From 1993 to 2000 he also served as rector of the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum. In 1999 he received a doctorate honoris causa from the Anáhuac University, of which he was an alumnus. In 2005 he was elected General Director of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi by the General Chapter of the congregation. On October 11, 2012, he petitioned the Pontifical Delegate for the Legion of Christ, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, and was granted a leave of absence from his post as General Director. In January of 2013 he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He participated in the General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ this past January 2014. In 2012 he authored a book titled Nos amó primero (He first loved us).



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