Vatican Faces Backlash Over Use of Artwork by Accused Abuser Father Rupnik

The Vatican is once again drawing criticism for using the artwork of Father Marko Ivan Rupnik in a Vatican News article on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 7. Father Rupnik, a priest and artist, has been accused of spiritual, psychological, and sexual abuse of religious sisters. He was removed … Read more

Eucharistic Pilgrimage Told To Avoid Rupnik Art At JPII Shrine

A spokesperson for the National Eucharistic Congress told The Pillar that perpetual pilgrims on the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage have been directed not to pose for photographs June 8 in front of mosaics designed and created by Rupnik, who was expelled from the Jesuit order last year, and who has been accused of sexually abusing some … Read more

The Rupnik Scandal, a Reality of Manipulation that Directly Affects the Pope’s Governance

It is a very particular case, in Bergoglio’s pontificate, the abuse scandal for which soon the former Jesuit – but still a priest – Marko Rupnik should be brought before a canonical tribunal. A particular case because it is not a bishop or a priest who committed his crimes in a distant country who knows … Read more

It’s Time to Remove Father Rupnik’s Art

While it is far short of the sort of justice that this case demands, we have reached beyond the point in the Father Marko Rupnik scandal when concrete steps must be taken to remove the disgraced artist’s ubiquitous mosaics from public display. Certainly, this is easier said than done. But that is a logistical discussion, … Read more

WATCH: Five New Abuse Complaints Against Marco Rupnik Presented to Vatican

  Five new complaints of alleged abuse committed by Father Marko Rupnik have been presented to the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, where an investigation into the case is being carried out after Pope Francis decided to lift the statute of limitations. The new cases mark the latest development in the … Read more

Protecting Rupnik? Francis Removes Cardinal-Vicar of Rome

Pope Francis has removed the cardinal-vicar of Rome and one of the city’s auxiliary bishops, in a move which is suggested to be due to personal conflicts and objections to the Pope’s handling of the Father Marko Rupnik case. Announced by the Holy See Press Office bulletin April 6, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation … Read more

WATCH: Alleged Abuser Fr. Marko Rupnik Enjoys Pope Francis’ Special Protection

  “Fr. Marko [Rupnik] slowly and gently infiltrated my psychological and spiritual world,” 1 of the 21 alleged victims claimed against Fr. Marko Rupnik. Fr. Rupnik’s art has become infamous, with many making a close connection between Rupnik’s art and his alleged abuse. LifeSiteNews’ Michael Haynes reports that Pope Francis has since been accused of … Read more

Rupnik Still Listed as “Consultant” on Vatican Website

Fr. Marko Rupnik, the disgraced religious artist and alleged serial sexual abuser, remains listed as an official consultant at a major Vatican department, despite his ongoing canonical process and past expulsion from the Society of Jesus. According to the website of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the priest remains … Read more

Priest Prescribed Porn for ‘Spiritual Growth’

Two former nuns said Wednesday that a world-renowned artist priest made them take part in threesomes and watch porn so they would “grow spiritually”. Slovenian mosaic artist Marko Rupnik, 69, is accused of sexually and psychologically abusing at least 20 women for nearly 30 years at a religious community in Slovenia. “He took me to … Read more