CDF Affirms Medjugorje Apparitions Not ‘Authentic’

If reports in Italian media outlets are to be believed, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met June 24 to discuss the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, reaching the conclusion that they are inauthentic, but recognizing the site as a place of prayer.

On Thursday, Vatican watcher Gianluca Barile wrote that, “for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in fact, the ‘apparitions’ do not have any supernatural character; therefore, it is forbidden to the faithful to participate in the ‘ecstasy’ of the six ‘seers,’ and the latter are prohibited from divulging the texts of the messages they supposedly receive from the Madonna.” More on this here.