The Legionaries of Christ have announced that the ongoing Apostolic Visitation of the order will end in mid-March 2010 when the five appointed visitors present their respective reports to the Holy Father.
In a statement, the Legion said that the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone informed General Director of the Legion, Fr. Alvaro Corcuera that he met with the apostolic visitors and members of the Roman Curia at the beginning of December.
At the meeting it was determined that the visitors would complete their work by the middle of March 2010. “Then they will present their reports to the Holy Father,” who will decide how to proceed, noted the statement.
The five apostolic visitors named by the Holy Father are Bishop Ricardo Watti Urquidi of Tepic, Mexico; Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, Colo.; Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Concepcion, Chile; Bishop Giuseppe Versaldi of Alejandria, Italy; and Bishop Ricardo Blazquez Perez of Biblao, Spain.