Opus Dei leader dies

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Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, leader of the controversial and conservative Roman Catholic organisation Opus Dei, died of a heart attack yesterday, a spokesman said, Reuter reports from Rome. Del Portillo, 80, a Spaniard, had been Opus Dei's leader since the death of the organisation's founder, Monsignor Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, in 1975.