Rupnik: the umpteenth case of abuse that hits the Vatican

Isabella Martinez

Marina García

The so-called “Rupnik case” breaks out in the Vatican at the end of 2022 but it is, with each passing month, a phenomenon that is always more serious. Cases of abuse of nuns by the Jesuit priest of Slovenian origin begin to come to light, Father Marko Ivan Rupnik (68 years old), dating back to the 1980s. Jesuit theologian known throughout the world for being the most important contemporary artist of religious Mosaics, who was even commissioned to restore the chapel of the Roman Pontifical Seminary in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano. Also for his facet of spiritual guide, his religious retreats had a large following. Last February the Jesuit Order, to which Pope Francis also belongs, announced new accusations of abuses against the theologian contained in a 150-page dossier of people who have addressed their case to the Society of Jesus. Now, this June, it has just been expelled of the religious order for not having complied with the instructions that had been imposed on him after the case broke out: retire to northern Italy and limit his public life.

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