Cardinal Sandoval says others better prepared for Legion job
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez.
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez.

.- After speculation by a Vatican expert that Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez would be selected as the commissioner to oversee the rebuilding of the Legionaries of Christ, his archdiocese said on Tuesday that he is “open” to whatever the Pope decides, but that the cardinal thinks the task should go to “somebody who has more knowledge of religious life, instead of a priest from the diocesan clergy.”

A statement released by the Archdiocese of Guadalajara yesterday insisted that Cardinal Sandoval has not been given an appointment as commissioner, nor has he been contacted about it.

The archdiocese stated yesterday that the task of commissioner should fall to “somebody who has more knowledge of religious life, instead of a priest from the diocesan clergy, as is the case with the cardinal.”

At the same time, Cardinal Sandoval said that he is “open to whatever the Pope's indications might be at the appropriate time.”

“The decision of naming a commissioner for the rebuilding of the Legion falls exclusively to the Supreme Pontiff,” he added.

Following the Holy See's publication of a statement at the conclusion of the year-long visitation of the Legionaries of Christ, Vatican expert Sandro Magister wrote that the only name in circulation for the commissioner position was Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez.

The Apostolic Visitation was triggered by revelations that the order's founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel, engaged in what the concluding report called behavior that was “extremely serious and objectively immoral,” in some cases criminal. Some of the founder's offenses depicted “a life devoid of scruples and of authentic religious sentiment,” the statement said.

The visitors also recommended the appointment of a commissioner who would assume full powers in the work of rebuilding the Legion. It is expected that Pope Benedict will appoint this commissioner before summer, according to Sandro Magister’s latest column.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 18, 2014

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

Homily of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: