Posts Tagged ‘Marko Rupnik’

Father Marko Rupnik’s art cannot be separated from abuse claims

Monday, May 6th, 2024

For the rector of the world’s second-largest church after St Peter’s Basilica, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil, May 11 will be a day of celebrating the inauguration of the southern facade’s mosaics, all created by Fr Marko Rupnik. But alleged victims of the disgraced former Jesuit and many faithful are not Read more

New complaints of abuse by Father Rupnik presented to Vatican

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Five new complaints of alleged abuse committed by Father Marko Rupnik have been presented to the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, where an investigation into the case is being carried out after Pope Francis decided to lift the statute of limitations. The new cases mark the latest development in the case Read more

Jesuits say they warned diocese that incardinated Rupnik had complaints against him

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Father Marko Rupnik’s former superior in the Society of Jesus, Father Johan Verschueren, denied that the Jesuits facilitated the incardination of the priest, who is accused of sexual abuse, in the Diocese of Koper, Slovenia, and said that the order warned the local bishop about the serious complaints against him. In a statement to ACI Read more

Synod goes liminal: the unpredictability of the next 11 months

Monday, October 30th, 2023

As this column is being written, the Synod of Bishops is bringing to a close the most opaque assembly ever to be held in its relatively brief, post-Vatican II history. Actually, once the members of the October 4-29 gathering have voted on a final document (Saturday evening) and then celebrated the concluding Mass in St. Read more

Vatican reopens case of accused priest-artist

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Pope Francis has ordered the Vatican to revisit the case of Father Marko Ivan Rupnik, a renowned priest-artist accused of sexually, psychologically and spiritually abusing adult women. The Vatican has removed the statute of limitations that had previously hindered a church trial based on these allegations. The case of Rupnik (pictured) has garnered global attention Read more

Women who say a one-time Jesuit artist abused them denounce a rehabilitation effort

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Women who say a once-prominent Jesuit artist abused them said they had been revictimised by his superiors. The women said Pope Francis’ recent gestures and an apparent effort to exonerate him publicly showed church pledges of “zero tolerance” were just a “publicity stunt.” In an open letter published on an Italian survivor advocate site, the Read more

Pope Francis meets supporter of dismissed Jesuit Fr Marko Rupnik

Monday, September 18th, 2023
Fr Marko Rupnik

Pope Francis held a private meeting on Friday with theologian Maria Campatelli, a supporter of Fr Marko Rupnik, who was dismissed from the Jesuit order in June for disobedience to superiors. Campatelli, 61, has led the Aletti Center, an art and theology school in Rome founded by Rupnik, since 2020. The Vatican confirmed the meeting Read more

Alleged abuser Marko Rupnik has art everywhere. What do we do with it?

Monday, June 19th, 2023

My wife took Christ off our living room wall earlier this year. It was a postcard image of a mosaic Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik created. She couldn’t bear to have it up. Rupnik is a remarkably gifted artist. His mosaics adorn chapels and buildings from the St John Paul II National Shrine in Washington to Read more