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. Jorge Gisbert
Why is the Prelate of Opus Dei called “Father”?
Opus Dei, Personal Prelature
What is a personal prelature?
Place in the Church
To Serve the Church
Msgr. Ocáriz: "Opus Dei Opens its Doors to Everyone"
A Brief History of Opus Dei's Canonical Path
Video: Bishop Alvaro del Portillo receiving the bull "Ut sit"
What was Opus Dei before it became a prelature? How did the 1950 statutes differ from the present ones?
How is it possible that it requires a specific vocation to be a member of a prelature?
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?
What is the mission of the prelature of Opus Dei? What is special about this mission that is not found in other Church entities?
How is it financed?
Upon whom does the prelate of Opus Dei depend? Who appoints him?