The bishop has particularly requested organisers cancel a prayer meeting on November 8 at Fiuggi promoting the presence of Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic, the Medjugorje seer linked to the phenomenon.
Bishop Loppa explained that his action was in accordance with the “rules for proceeding in the discernment of alleged apparitions and revelations” and that the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith is continuing the “examination of the aspects of doctrine and discipline of the facts of Medjugorje”.
The bishop also referred to the Zadar Declaration of April 10, 1991, which stated: “On the basis of the investigations, so far it cannot be affirmed that one is dealing with supernatural apparitions and revelations.”
“For this reason,” said the bishop “it is not permitted to the clergy and faithful of the Diocese to participate in any meetings, conferences or public celebrations... to avoid confusion and scandal.”
The bishop concludes by reminding pastors of “the obligation to make public the prohibition to participate in such meetings and dissociation from similar initiatives, which cause bewilderment among the faithful and are not in communion with the Bishop.”
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Vicka’s visit to Fiuggi.
However, Ivan Dragicevic is scheduled to give witness in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria on November 15, the diocese of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.