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Changing Opus Dei Statues (Quo Vadis Pope Francis Part 203)

Opus Dei intends to change its statutes to be in line with Pope Francis.


Pope Francis has aggressively moved in on ecclesial groups in order to get them to conform to his directions and values. Is this a continuing assault on conservative groups?


The stated aim is “to protect the charism.” How? By interfering in the founder’s vision, and changing what works?

Another aim is to promote its evangelizing action. But to Pope Francis, evangelization is not about proclaiming Christ and making disciples (that is, conversion), but about being social justice warriors and promoting such liberal values as human fraternity and international brotherhood.

The Knights of Malta has already been "taken over" by the Vatican. Is it now the turn of Opus Dei?


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Opus Dei to hold Extraordinary General Congress in 2023

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, the head of Opus Dei, announces an Extraordinary General Congress scheduled to take place in the first half of 2023, with a view to changing the Institution’s statutes to be in line with the motu proprio “Ad charisma tuendum.”


The Prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, has announced that he will convoke an Extraordinary General Congress in the first half of 2023 to adapt the Prelature’s statutes to the indications contained in the motu proprio “Ad charisma tuendum.”

Monsignor Ocáriz made this announcement in a letter published on the website of the Opus Dei on 6 October, the 20th anniversary of the canonization of the founder, St. Josemaría Escrivá.

Working in line with the Motu proprio

In the letter, the head of Opus Dei explained that the General Council and Central Advisory are studying what the Pope asked of the Prelature in order to bring the Statutes of the Work in line with the motu proprio.


He added that the Dicastery for the Clergy had advised the Prelature not to limit itself to considering only what refers to its dependence on the Dicastery and the change from every five years to annual reporting to the Holy See on the Prelature’s activities.


Thus, he encourages proposing “other possible adjustments to the Statutes that seem appropriate in light of the motu proprio” noting that they have been advised to“spend as much time as necessary without any hurry.”


Article published by VaticanNews For the full article, click here.

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