Legion of Christ names new North American head

Maryland-born priest Father John Connor, L.C., has been named the head of the Legion of Christ’s territory of North America.”I’m humbled by this assignment and ask for the prayers of everyone in the North American Territory,” Fr. Connor said April 14.

Fr. Eduardo Robles Gill, the Legion of Christ’s general director, announced the appointment April 12. Fr. Connor will replace the territory’s outgoing director Fr. Luis Garza as of May 1.

Fr. Connor said he especially wanted to thank Fr. Garza “for his leadership and example of faith and perseverance over the past several years.”