Completely shameless or just tone-deaf?
In Your Face: Francis uses Serial Abuser Rupnik’s Art in Video Message to Marian Conference
The name of ‘Fr.’ Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J. (b. 1954) has become infamous in recent months.
Rupnik is a Slovenian Jesuit presbyter and artist whose religious mosaics have been used in various churches in Europe, including Redemptoris Mater chapel in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. In late 2022, accusations of spiritual, psychological, and sexual abuse surfaced against him — and then followed additional revelations:
- “The head of Pope Francis’ Jesuit religious order admitted Wednesday that a famous Jesuit priest had been convicted of one of the most serious crimes in the Catholic Church some two years before the Vatican decided to shelve another case against him for allegedly abusing other adult women under his spiritual care.”