Prelate of Opus Dei
1932 – 2016
We regret to announce the death of Bishop Javier Echevarria.
Prelate of Opus Dei and Chancellor of Strathmore University on 12th December 2016 in Rome, Italy.
Bishop Echevarria was in Madrid. He worked closely with St Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, from 1953 to 1975.
In 1994 he was elected Prelate of Opus Dei. On January 6, 1995, he was ordained Bishop by St John Paul II in St Peter’s Basilica.
A requiem Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Basilica today Friday 16th December at 2.30pm.
Rest in Peace