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Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith November 29, 1996 communique
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NOTE ISSUED ON DOCTRINAL ERRORS BY GREEK-ORTHODOX SWISS RESIDENT ========================================================= 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 (220)