Opus Dei down to one top Vatican official


With the resignation of Cardinal Julian Herranz as President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts last week, Opus Dei has now lost two of three positions as heads of Vatican offices it once held under Pope John Paul II. While the two resignations were for reasons of age, the departures of Herranz and Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls nevertheless represent a step back from the high water mark of Opus Dei's influence in the Vatican under John Paul's pontificate - John L Allen

Opus Dei down to one top Vatican official