ROME — To mark the impending beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, who led Opus Dei from 1975 to 1994, those attending the celebration are being invited to contribute to initiatives aimed at bringing aid and support to the people of Africa.
Headed by Harambee Africa International, whose aim is to promote awareness-raising activities throughout Africa, the goal is to raise funds for four separate projects, each of which owes its existence to the impetus of the soon-to-be Blessed.
Alvaro del Portillo y Diez de Sollano will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid. He was appointed head of Opus Dei on the death of its founder, St. Josemaria Escrivá. When the group was made a personal prelature in...READ MORE