Javier Echevarria, head of Opus Dei, died
Born in Madrid in 1932 and ordained a priest in 1955, Javier Echevarria became fairly quickly near Escriva de Balaguer contributor, founder of Opus Dei.
Javier Echevarria, head of Opus Dei, conservative Catholic charity founded in 1928, died Monday, December 12, announced this institution on his account Twitter .
According to an official release of Opus Dei (the “work of God”) listed on the network share , Bishop Echevarria, 84, died of a lung infection. He had been hospitalized on 5 December.
Born in Madrid in 1932 and ordained a priest in 1955, he had become quite rapidly near Escriva de Balaguer in Rome collaborator. He succeeded in 1994 Alvaro del Portillo, himself a successor of the founder of Opus Dei, Josemaria Escriva.
Present in many countries in Europe (established in 1947 in France ) but also in Latin America, Opus Dei secretive institution whose members are sometimes the personalities political or world economy, sparked controversy over its real influence or assumed.
The current spokesman for the Vatican Greg Burke, a member of Opus Dei, like its predecessor under the pontificate of John Paul II, Joaquin Navarro-Valls.
The direction of Opus Dei “is provided by the auxiliary Vicar Msgr Fernando Ocariz, whose job it is to convene within a month, an elective congress to elect the new” leader, exposes the organization on its website.