Rome, Italy, Oct 11, 2012 / 12:50 pm
Father Alvaro Corcuera, General Director of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, announced that he is handing over his responsibilities for the sake of his health.
"I have seen before God that I do not have the health and energy necessary to face responsibly the demands of the general governance in the present time in the history of the Legion and Regnum Christi," he wrote Oct. 9 in a letter to his brother Legionaries and the members of Regnum Christi.
Fr. Corcuera has been General Director of the Legion since Jan. 2005, taking over from Father Marcial Maciel, who was found guilty of sexually abusing seminarians and leading a double life.
The Legion has been overseen since 2010 by Cardinal Velasio de Paolis, after an apostolic visitation determined that the order needed "profound re-evaluation."