Organization of the Prelature
The Prelature of Opus Dei is governed by a Prelate, in accord with canon law and its own statutes. The Prelate and his vicars always carry out their work assisted by councils, made up largely of laity. The council for women is called the Central Advisory and the council for men is called the General Council; both are based in Rome.
Biography of Rev. Antoni Pujals
Biography of Rev. Jorge Gisbert
Why is the Prelate of Opus Dei called “Father”?
Monsignor José Javier Marcos
Msgr. Ocáriz: "Opus Dei Opens its Doors to Everyone"
Video: Bishop Alvaro del Portillo receiving the bull "Ut sit"
How is the prelature of Opus Dei governed? Who directs it?
What is the mission of the prelature of Opus Dei? What is special about this mission that is not found in other Church entities?
What was Opus Dei before it became a prelature? How did the 1950 statutes differ from the present ones?
How is a personal prelature created?
Does Opus Dei have greater autonomy now that it is a prelature. Can one speak of Opus Dei as a church within the Church?
How does the diocese benefit from the work of the faithful of Opus Dei?
Do the laity belong to the prelature, or only the priests?
How many personal prelatures are there at present? Why aren’t there more?
How do personal prelatures resemble and how do they differ from dioceses, religious orders and movements?
How is it possible that it requires a specific vocation to be a member of a prelature?