Opus Dei criticises proposals for MPs to declare affiliations

Opus Dei has criticised proposals to make it obligatory for MPs and those in public office to declare their memberships to secret organisations, like the Masons and Opus Dei. Says the organisation’s spokesperson in Portugal Pedro Gil the move would ‘affect religious freedom’, which goes directly against rights enshrined in the Constitution. Pedro Gil also suggested the image of Opus Dei has been demonised, in that it is “a space for experience and deepening of the faith, does not interfere in the professional and political performance of its members, and excludes the duty of secrecy”.