Strange: Archbishop Georg Gänswein Wasn’t There

Opus Dei Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, ordained 27 deacons for the Opus Dei on November 21.

Originally, it was announced that Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s private secretary, would perform the ordination.

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Plenty of possible reasons. Pope Francis is petrified of Covid. Maybe he's trying to limit exposure of those in the Vatican.
Obviously not PC with Farancis
Alex A
The modern-day Opus Dei adherents seem to be unfathomable as any other 'sect' members. Maybe that has more to do with my comprehension/lack off for its existence in the first place.
Dr Bobus
Alex A
Through the Middle Ages religious orders and monasteries had lay branches--cf. the Oblates of Benedictine monasteries and the Third Orders of Dominicans, et al. The Jesuits, however, and other post Trent Orders lacked any lay branch. In a way Opus Dei is a reaction to such lacunae.