Legion Begins to Revise Constitutions

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ROME, Italy, DEC. 9, 2010 (Zenit.org).-The Legionaries of Christ have announced the members of the central committe for the revision of the constitutions.



On Wedneday, the general directorate of the Legion reported that the pontifical delegate, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, will preside over the commission, and that the committee will be made up of six priests.

Two non-Legionaries will act as personal advisors: Jesuit Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda, Father Agostino Montan of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Four Legionary priests were also named to the committee: Father Roberto Aspe Hinojosa, Father Anthony Bannon, Father José García Sentandreu, and Father Gabriel Sotres.

"According to the Holy See’s instructions," the Legion said on its Web site, "the pontifical delegate and the central commission will initiate and guide the work of revising the fundamental normative text that will govern the life of the congregation. This process, which will involve all Legionaries of Christ, will last for several years.

"It will conclude with the celebration of an extraordinary general chapter that will examine the proposed modifications and present them to the Holy See for approval."

The Legion reported that in the first weeks of work, the commission will 'present its work methodology and the first thematic texts for individual and community reflection in the congregation.