The Society of Jesus has taken precautionary measures against Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, an internationally renowned artist.
The measures mean he is not allowed to hear confessions, conduct retreats or give spiritual direction. He may not carry out any public activity without the permission of his local Superior.
This website, known for its religious information and opinion pieces, was the first to publish articles regarding Fr. Rupnik. The Society of Jesus subsequently released a statement in that regard.
In the statement, the Jesuits confirm that the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith received a complaint against Fr. Rupnit in 2021. The complaints regarded accusations concerning the way Fr. Rupnik performed his ministry. It also states that there were no minors involved.
The statements explains that, following the Dicastery's directions, the Society of Jesus appointed an external expert to carry out the investigation. After studying the results of the investigation, the Doctrine of the Faith concluded in October 2022 that the events reported were beyond the statute of limitations. In the same statement, the Jesuits point out that precautionary measures had already been taken against Fr. Rupnik during the investigation. These are still in place today.