Bishop Echevarría of Opus Dei dies at 84
(Vatican Radio) Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez of Opus Dei died in Rome on Monday, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, at the age of 84.
Bishop Echevarría was head of the Opus Dei organization and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
A statement released by Opus Dei said he died at Rome’s Biomedical Campus, where he had been since 5 Dec for treatment of a lung infection.
Opus Dei was founded in 1928 by Saint Josemaría Escrivá. Its worldwide membership was around 94,000 people in 2015, including more than 2,000 priests.
Spanish Bishop Echevarría was the second successor to head Opus Dei after St. Escrivá.