Mark Ivan Rupnik Photo: AgenciaSIR

Holy See dissolves the Loyola Community founded by Rupnik

On October 20, 2023, the Holy See issued a decree of dissolution of the Community of Loyola due to serious problems concerning the exercise of authority and the way of life in common.

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(ZENIT News / Ljubljana – Rome, 12.16.2023).- On Thursday, December 14, Father Amedeo Cencini, Pontifical Delegate, and his collaborators Sister Marisa Adami, SFF, and Monsignor Victor Papež, OFM, arrived in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The Decree from the Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life was presented to the Sisters of the Loyola Community who came to the Archdiocese, as well as those who connected online.

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the approval of the Constitutions of the Loyola Community in 2019, Archbishop Stanislav Zore, OFM, of Ljubljana, wanted to make a visit to the Loyola Community. At the end of the visit in February 2020, he reported the results to the relevant Roman Dicastery.

Since the Loyola Community had its General House in Rome, the Dicastery, after examining the matter, referred it to the Diocese of Rome. A commissioner was appointed who, after several conversations with all the sisters, drafted a final report that was sent to a Dicastery of the Holy See in September 2022 through the Apostolic Nunciature. On October 20, 2023, the Holy See issued a decree dissolving the Loyola Community due to serious problems related to the exercise of authority and the communal way of life.

The Holy See stipulated that the decree had to be implemented within one year. The Loyola Community was founded by the former Jesuit priest Mario Ivan Rupnik.


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