Fr. Cipriano Sánchez García, L.C., a Spanish and Mexican national, was born in Talavera de la Reina, Spain in 1958. He has been a member of the Legion of Christ since 1975 and was ordained a priest in Rome in 1988. He studied for a Licentiate in Philosophy, specialising in Philosophical Anthropology, at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy; Master in Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, also in Rome.