Synod Website Features Artwork of Accused Serial Sex Abuser

The official homepage of the Vatican’s Synod on Synodality features artwork by the disgraced former Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik.

Rupnik’s mosaic art has been used in many places of prominence around the world, including Lourdes and Fatima. As the Jesuit’s scandalous misconduct has come to light, however, many have called for the art to be taken down out of sensitivity to victims of sexual abuse.

The 68-year-old Slovenian priest is currently facing decades of accusations of spiritual and sexual abuse against women religious.

He was excommunicated in 2021 after being found guilty of trying to sacramentally absolve a woman after having sex with her. The excommunication was revoked shortly after when Rupnik claimed to have repented.

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