Vatican City, Jan 24, 2017 / 16:13 pm
The new head of Opus Dei has been confirmed by Pope Francis, and his plan for the prelature is simple.
"I have the desire that the prelature of Opus Dei continues to do the good it has done and is increasingly doing in service of the world, which is really the only thing that interests us: the good of the person. The good of the person which, in the final moment, is the encounter with Jesus Christ," Monsignor Fernando Ocariz Braña told reporters Tuesday.
Msgr. Ocariz voiced gratitude to Pope Francis, who formally accepted the nomination Jan. 23.
The Pope acted "with great affection…the affection he has for us, the hope for the work the prelature does in the world," the monsignor told journalists Jan. 24.
Msgr. Ocariz said the Pope also sent a gift: "a beautiful medal of the Madonna."