Opus Dei between 1946-1975
Once the Second World War was over, the expansion of Opus Dei began, first in Europe and shortly afterwards in America. Married people were able to join Opus Dei starting in 1950. Opus Dei reached Asia and Africa, starting in 1958. In 1975, the year that its founder died, Opus Dei reached all five continents: its sixty thousand members were from more than eighty nationalities.