Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik

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Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Take down his art or not: Who is alleged serial abuser Father Marko Rupnik?

Father Marko Ivan Rupnik is a former Jesuit priest whose artwork decorates Catholic churches, chapels, and shrines around the world. Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly speaks with EWTN News President and COO Montse Alvarado on Thursday, July 11, 2024, regarding the organization's decision to cover mosaics by the accused abuser Father Marko Rupnik in chapels in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut.

Knights of Columbus to cover Rupnik art in DC and Connecticut

Jul 11, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 2.1-million member lay Catholic men’s group said July 11 it would use fabric to cover the floor-to-ceiling mosaics in... Read more

Mosaics by alleged abuser Father Marko Rupnik are displayed at the shrine in Lourdes, France.

Stop using art by Father Rupnik, Cardinal O’Malley tells Vatican officials

Jun 28, 2024

By Matt McDonald, Kristina Millare

“We must avoid sending a message that the Holy See is oblivious to the psychological distress that so many are... Read more

Picture of the Cathedral Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida taken on the day of the patron saint of Brazil, in Aparecida, Sao Paulo State, on Oct. 12, 2022.

Aparecida Shrine in Brazil inaugurates new Rupnik mosaics 

May 15, 2024

By Nathália Queiroz

The National Shrine of Aparecida in the Brazilian state of São Paulo inaugurated in a May 11 ceremony the new... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Ex-Jesuit, alleged abuser Rupnik listed as consultant in 2024 Pontifical Yearbook

Apr 18, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The information appears on page 1346 of the yearbook with the list of consultants of the Dicastery for Divine Worship... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

New complaints of abuse by Father Rupnik presented to Vatican

Five new complaints of alleged abuse committed by Father Marko Rupnik have been presented to the Dicastery for the Doctrine... Read more

The Redemptor Hominis chapel of the National Shrine of St. John Paul II in Washington, D.C., is decorated with mosaics by Father Marko Rupnik.

John Paul II shrine ‘considering’ whether to remove mosaics by Father Rupnik

Mar 6, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

“We are carefully considering the best course of action concerning the art that was installed by the Centro Aletti community... Read more

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

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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 Sánchez 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