Luis Garza

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Luis Garza Medina is a Roman Catholic priest of the Legion of Christ who previously served as its Vicar General and Territorial Director of North America. Garza is accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in the early 1990s.[1]


Garza was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University. He entered the Legion of Christ in 1978.

Garza became Vicar General of the Legion from 1992. In that office Garza is said to lead efforts to investigate charges of sexual misconduct brought against Legion founder Marcial Maciel although he had known about the abuses for years and chose to cover them up.[2]

Garza resigned from the post of Vicar General in 2011 and was appointed Territorial Director for the United States and Canada.[3]

His older brother Dionisio Garza Medina is the CEO of Tenedora Topaz. His younger sister Roberta Garza Medina is the editor of Milenio magazine in Mexico City.[citation needed]

Currently, Garza is believed to be living in the Philippines.


  1. ^ "New Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Legionaries Of Christ". The Hartford Courant. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Former Legionaries: Fr. Garza is part of the solution, not the problem". Catholic News Agency. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ David Kerr (July 15, 2011). "Father Luis Garza steps down as Vicar General of Legion of Christ". Retrieved August 29, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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