Vassula Ryden

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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith November 29, 1996 communique

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VATICAN CITY, OCT 23, 1995 (VIS) - The Congregation for the Doctrine of
the Faith has issued a notice in answer to queries by bishops, priests,
religious and the laity regarding "the activity of Vassula Ryden, Greek
Orthodox, resident in Switzerland, who is spreading, in Catholic
circles throughout the world, with her words and her writings, messages
attributed to alleged heavenly revelations."

  Released today, the notice is dated October 6. It points out that "a
serene and attentive examination of the whole question was undertaken
by this congregation...Other than pointing out the suspect character of
the ways in which such alleged revelations occur, it is (our) duty to
underline several doctrinal errors contained in them."

  It specifies several errors: ambiguous language regarding the
Trinity; an "imminent period of predomination of the anti-Christ within
the Church" and "in the near future a Church which would be a type of
pan-Christian community, in contrast with the Catholic doctrine."

  "In addition, Mrs. Ryden, by participating habitually in the
sacraments of the Catholic Church, though she is Greek Orthodox, causes
not a small amount of amazement in diverse Church milieux....This
Congregation asks that bishops intervene in order to adequately inform
their faithful, and to see that no space be given in their dioceses to
the spreading of her ideas.
OP/NOTICE/CDF:SWITZERLAND:RYDEN                              VIS 951023