Prelates of Opus Dei

Álvaro del Portillo

Prelate of Opus Dei 1982-1995

On November 28, 1982, Pope John Paul II appointed him Prelate of Opus Dei. The Holy Father later ordained him as a bishop on January 6, 1991.


Javier Echevarría

Prelate of Opus Dei 1994-2016

Bishop Javier Echevarría,was ordained as a bishop by the Pope on January 6, 1995. He has driven the expansion of Opus Dei to new countries on five continents.

Fernando Ocáriz

Prelate of Opus Dei 2007-today

Pope Francis confirmed Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz as the new Prelate of Opus Dei. With this appointment, Ocáriz, who until now has been Auxiliary Vicar of Opus Dei, becomes the third successor of Saint Josemaria at the head of the Prelature.

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