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Opus is a leading vehicle inspection and vehicle services company headquartered in Sweden, with operations in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
Although it has its headquarters in Rome, Spain remains one of Opus Dei's strongholds - it has roughly 30,000 members there, representing one-third of its 90,000 following.
Members of the group objected to the DaVinci Code film because it showed an Opus Dei monk on a killing spree.
A leading principle of Opus Dei is that any honest work can be sanctified, and its members strive to sanctify their work, sanctify themselves, and sanctify the world.
When David, of Aber-lour, Ban ffs, said he wanted out, Opus demanded a pounds 760 cancellation fee.
Long the scourge of progressive Catholics, Opus Dei, with an estimated 80,000 members worldwide, has enjoyed a close relationship with the church's conservative hierarchy, serving, as one writer put it in the mid 1980s, as a "holy mafia" to promote far-right views on "culture war" issues.
John Hooper in The New Spaniards expresses the basic reason many people believe Opus Dei is secretive:
Opus Dei has unquestionably gotten a lot of bad press, originally because of the prominence of some members in Franco's cabinet toward the end of his regime.
The American firm is one of the world's largest insurance brokers, while Opus has become a well-known name in the insurance business in the UK, providing insurance cover to the likes of the Millennium Stadium and Wales Millennium Centre.
The first project to be undertaken by Clarett, through its multi-year joint venture with Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI), known as Clarett Capital, LLC, OPUS is slated for occupancy by early 2005.
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The system and company has grown around the country to the point where today thousands of homes and pharmacies point to OPUS as best in class.
ENI) -- Pope John Paul II has canonised Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, an organization of lay people that has stirred as much admiration as controversy in the Roman Catholic Church.
There has been much controversy over the moment when a person actually "joins" Opus Dei.