The Pope ordered the investigation last year after repeated complaints were made against Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa and the rector, Deacon Elio Alvarenga Amador, following their attempt to remove the Church’s ownership of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic University of Honduras, and turn it into an independently run non-governmental organization.
The canonical investigation, led by Msgr. Guy-Réal Thivierge, a French-Canadian consultant at the Dicastery for Catholic Education, took place May 29-June 5, 2021.
During that time, Msgr. Thivierge questioned a variety of people in Honduras connected with the university, including the cardinal and rector, in order to learn more about the situation first-hand. As a frequent visitor to Honduras when he served as executive secretary of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, Msgr. Thivierge was deemed an appropriate official to lead the canonical inquiry.Vatican Awaits Developments as It Investigates Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga and Honduras’ Catholic University| National Catholic Register
Vatican Awaits Developments as It Investigates Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga and Honduras’ Catholic University| National Catholic Register