Opus Dei leaders meet with Pope
November 30, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The Prelate of Opus Dei and his auxiliary vicar met with Pope Francis for 30 minutes on November 29. The meeting came weeks after 42 Argentine and Paraguayan women, claiming labor exploitation, lodged a complaint with the Vatican.
Opus Dei, which was founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá (1902-1975) in 1928, stated in a press release that “the Pope expressed his desire that the faithful of Opus Dei be faithful to the founding spirit, while at the same time adapting to the challenges that today’s culture presents to Christian life.”
The current prelate, Father Fernando Ocáriz, has held that position since 2017. Pope Francis has not ordained him a bishop—in contrast to Pope St. John Paul II, who ordained the previous two Opus Dei prelates to the episcopate.
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