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Nation’s capital remembers former US Opus Dei head

Catholic figures from Washington, D.C. are remembering the legacy of Fr. Arne Panula, former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, and a beloved leader, mentor and friend of many throughout the city. “Father Arne Panula is greatly identified with our Archdiocesan Catholic Information Center where he carried out a quiet, effective, evangelizing ministry that touched many

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Former US head of Opus Dei dies at 71

Father Arne Panula, the former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, passed away at his Washington, D.C. home on July 19, 2017 after a battle with cancer. “Father Arne had the firm belief that anything is possible, the imagination to think big, and the drive and energy to make things happen,” said Father Thomas G. Bohlin,

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Beloved bishop dead at 84 – ‘The situation was complicated’

Bishop Javier EchevarrĂ­a RodrĂ­guez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, died Monday evening at the age of 84 in Rome, several days after being hospitalized with pneumonia. According to a Dec. 12 statement from the personal prelature, Bishop EchevarrĂ­a was given the final sacraments this afternoon by his auxiliary, Msgr. Fernando Ocariz. “Bishop EchevarrĂ­a was given

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