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President's Biography

Rector Anáhuac

Today, Mr. Cipriano Sánchez García, L.C.

Mr. Cipriano Sánchez García, L.C., is of Spanish and Mexican nationality, he was born in Talavera de la Reina, Spain in the year 1958. He is a member of the Legion of Christ since 1975 and was ordained a priest in Rome in 1988.

He studied a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, specializing in Philosophical Anthropology at the Universidad Gregoriana of Rome, Italy; Master's degree in Theology from the Universidad Pontificia Sto. Tomás de Aquino, also in Rome and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Universidad Anáhuac México Sur with the thesis: "Participation according to Karol Wojtyla, anthropology for the community in postmodern society." He also has a certificate course in Classical Humanities at the Centro de Humanidades y Ciencias of Salamanca, Spain.

Within the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, he has held different positions. He was Prefect of studies at the Centro Vocacional Legionarios in Ontaneda, Spain, from 1979 to 1983; Vice President of the Centro Vocacional de los Legionarios de Cristo in Moncada, Valencia from 1988 to 1989; member of the Comité Doctrinal Territorial de México de la Legíon between 1991 and 2007; he is a member of the Comisión de Estudios y Formación Permanente de los Legionarios since 2014; assistant of the prefecture of Studies of the Estudios del Territorio de México from 1992 to 2009; Director of adult sections of Regnum Christi in southern Mexico City from 1990 to 2004, and Director of the ladies section from 2004 to 2007 in the western part of Mexico City.

Also, Fr. Cipriano Sánchez has deep knowledge of the subject of the family, which has led him to occupy various responsibilities. He is Director of the CENYELIZTLI, A.C., Unidos por la Familia foundation, dedicated to promoting the family with a social responsibility orientation, since 2006.

In 2009, he was the organizer of the World Meeting of Families in Mexico City and hosted the weekly radio program Hombre nuevo edificando a la familia, in 1030 AM, from 2004 to 2013, from Grupo Radio Centro. In addition, he has been a collaborator in religious and values subjects in different programs in Televisión Azteca since 1999.

On the other hand, Fr. Cipriano Sánchez has made several publications among books and audios of spirituality such as: “La verdad os hará libres”, “Caminos de Cuaresma”, “Caminos de Adviento”, “Camino de Damasco”, on the occasion of the year of Saint Paul; “Certezas para esperar”, on the encyclical Spe Salvi of Benedict XVI. On issues of marriage he published “La historia es de dos”, in two volumes; Manual de Formación prematrimonial “Edificar el futuro” PPC and Manual de Pastoral Familiar PPC.

He served as Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Universidad Anáhuac México Norte from December 8, 2014, until October 31, 2015. In this position, he participated in the 50th Anniversary events, graduation ceremonies, various awards of institutional medals, signatures of agreements and as a representative of our Institution before the Anáhuac Universities Network, he was President of the Universidad Anáhuac México Norte since November 1, 2015 until June 30, 2016, and is President of the Universidad Anáhuac México North Campus and South Campus since July 1, 2016.

Fr. Cipriano Sánchez publishes a blog about values in ciprianosanchez.blogspot.com and maintains a strong presence in social networks.

He speaks French, Italian, English, and Latin and knows Biblical Greek and Portuguese.

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