Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik

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Lawyer Laura Sgro, left, sits with Gloria Branciani, center, and Marjiam Kovač, during a press conference in Rome on Feb. 21, 2024. Branciani and Kovač allege that they were subjected to spiritual, psychological and sexual abuse by famous mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik.

Two of Father Rupnik’s alleged victims speak publicly for the first time

Feb 21, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The two former religious sisters detailed the tactics the former Jesuit allegedly used to manipulate them. Read more

Bishop Jean-Marc Micas of Tarbes and Lourdes.

Exclusive: Lourdes bishop hopes to make decision on Rupnik mosaics by spring

Feb 5, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The bishop says he has heard from Catholics all over the world as he considers whether to remove the shrine’s... Read more

Project devised by Father Marko Rupnik for the chapel of the Francisco de Vitoria University outside Madrid, Spain.

Spanish university cancels Rupnik chapel project

Jan 17, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Francisco de Vitoria University in Spain has canceled its planned chapel project with former Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik. Read more

Sacred art under construction at Centro Aletti.

Revealed: the future of Father Rupnik’s dissolved community

Dec 22, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The assets in the name of the Loyola Community will be used to create a compensation fund for the nuns... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Vatican closing down Loyola Community co-founded by Rupnik

Dec 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The shutdown, which must take place within one year, is “due to serious problems concerning the exercise of authority and... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ, in an interview with EWTN in 2020.

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

Father Marko Rupnik’s former superior in the Society of Jesus, Father Johan Verschueren, denied that the Jesuits facilitated the incardination... Read more

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Alleged victims of Rupnik have hopeful expectations of Pope Francis’ decision

Oct 31, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The former religious sisters said they were “very surprised” by a statement from the Holy See that the statute of... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Vatican: Pope Francis has lifted the statute of limitations on Rupnik case

Oct 27, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has decided to lift the statute of limitations in the case of Father... Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Father Marco Rupnik, accused of abuse and returned to ministry: A timeline

Oct 26, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Despite having been dismissed from the Jesuit order after being accused of sexual abuse, Father Marko Rupnik has returned to... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

UPDATE: Rupnik ‘presumed innocent’ until proven guilty, says diocese that welcomed him

Oct 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik, who has been accused of serious abuses against women, was dismissed from the Jesuits in... Read more

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Fact check: Does the Synod on Synodality website really feature artwork from Father Marko Rupnik?

Oct 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

CNA fact-checks the claim that Father Marko Rupnik’s artwork is featured prominently by Catholic institutions, including the Synod on Synodality... Read more

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Alleged Rupnik victim: Many of the abused women have never received help

Sep 28, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The letter from alleged victims was published following a report by the Diocese of Rome on the Aletti Center, founded... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Discipline of sister who led community co-founded by Rupnik raises questions

Sep 27, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sister Ivanka Hosta is staying in a monastery in Braga, Portugal, following the conclusion of an investigation into her leadership... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Rupnik’s victims say Diocese of Rome’s statement ‘ridicules’ their pain

Sep 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The diocese described the Aletti Center — where Father Marko Rupnik has been accused of abuse — as having “a... Read more

Pope Francis met Maria Campatelli, director of the Aletti Center, at the Vatican on Sept. 15, 2023. The Aletti Center was founded in Rome by the former Jesuit priest Father Marko Rupnik.

Pope Francis meets close collaborator of Rupnik

Sep 15, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

In June, Maria Campatelli published a letter defending Rupnik against “a media campaign based on defamatory and unproven accusations.” Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Jesuit superior blames ‘Vatican norms’ for blocking harsher penalties for Rupnik

Jul 24, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Famed mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik remains a priest and could be put into ministry by a sympathetic bishop. Read more

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Father Marko Rupnik can no longer appeal his dismissal from the Jesuits

Jul 17, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

According to canonical norms, Rupnik had until Friday, July 14, to appeal the June 15 decision to dismiss him from... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ, in an interview with EWTN in 2020.

Rupnik dismissed from Jesuits

Jun 15, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jesuit priest Father Marko Rupnik has been expelled from the Jesuits due to a “stubborn refusal to observe the vow... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Rupnik superior: ‘From an ecclesial point of view it’s illegal’ for priest to own business

Apr 27, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The superior of Father Marko Rupnik, a Jesuit priest and artist accused of sexually abusing numerous nuns, said Rupnik owned... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Father Rupnik superior denies possible transfer of the priest from Rome to Milan

Apr 17, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Various media reported that Father Marko Rupnik, accused of having sexually abused numerous nuns, could leave Rome. Read more