The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference Events

3 July 2024

Spiritual Abuse: Coercion and forced labour in the powerful Catholic organisation Opus Dei

Opus Dei, a conservative group of Da Vinci Code fame, is one of the most powerful organisations in the Catholic Church. Its influence extends beyond religious circles. High-profile Opus Dei members include the late Luis Valls, former president of Banco Popular, Patrick Njoroge, former governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, and Guillermo Lasso, the president of Ecuador until last year.