Benedict XVI Receives Legionary Superior

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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 17, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI received in audience today Father Álvaro Corcuera, the director-general of the Legionaries of Christ. The meeting comes after the conclusion of an apostolic visitation to the order.

The Vatican press office confirmed the meeting, but as with most private audiences, didn't reveal any details of the topics discussed.

A statement from the Legionaries of Christ noted that Father Corcuera "wished to personally thank the Holy Father for his fatherly care and to confirm the unconditional loyalty of the members of the congregation and of the movement to the Pope."

"The Holy Father assured Father Alvaro Corcuera," according to the Legionary communiqué, "that he continues closely accompanying the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi with his prayers. He extended his greeting to all members and, with great affection, his apostolic blessing."

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On ZENIT's Web page:

Vatican statement at conclusion of visitation: www.zenit.org/article-29109?l=english