Denver Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 22:30 pm
In an unusual Twitter thread, Father Gianfranco Matarazzo, S.J., former Superior for the Euro-Mediterranean Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) demanded full transparency from his community in dealing with the current situation of noted Jesuit Father Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., accused of having abused several women religious from a Slovenian congregation almost 30 years ago.
“The ‘Rupnik case’ is a tsunami…of injustice, lack of transparency, questionable management, dysfunctional activity, personalized work, apostolic community sacrificed to the leader and unequal treatment,” tweeted Matarazzo, who is currently the delegate for social ministry and abuse prevention for the dioceses of Sicily, Italy’s southern island.
With all my limitations,
I am trying to give my life
to the Catholic Church through the Jesuits.
The mortifying dichotomy
“conservative or progressive”
has never belonged to me.
But it has to be said:
the “Rupnik case” is a tsunami…
— Gianfranco Matarazzo S.J. (@gianfranco_j) December 6, 2022
The former superior said that the statement released by the Jesuits on Dec. 2 barely describing the current situation of Rupnik, “relaunches this tsunami.”
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