Archbishop writes against alleged seer Maria Divine Mercy

The messages and visions of an alleged seer, Maria Divine Mercy, have been given the thumbs down by Church authority.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has issued a statement about the alleged prophetess, who is believed to live in his archdiocese.

He declared that these “messages and alleged visions have no ecclesiastical approval and many of the texts are in contradiction with Catholic theology”.

“These messages should not be promoted or made use of within Catholic Church associations,” he added.

Since 2010, Maria Divine Mercy, who will not reveal her true name, claims to have had about 2000 messages from Christ.

Most of these have been published in print, e-book and on a website and have circulated widely in Catholic dioceses throughout the world.

A growing number of bishops have forbidden their dissemination in their dioceses.

Last year, Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart wrote to this parish priests warning about these messages.

He noted that Maria Divine Mercy had “claimed that she had predicted that Pope Benedict would be forced to resign and that Pope Francis is an impostor”.

Archbishop Hart declared that the alleged messages not be spread in his diocese, and any leaflets be disposed of.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane also issued a statement on this topic.

He wrote that he had examined some of the messages “and found them to be patently fraudulent and corrosive of the true Christian faith as the Catholic Church teaches it”.

“The messages contain certain theological and historical errors some of which fall within the category of bogus millenarianism, and they are more likely to provoke fear rather than the peace of the Spirit,” Archbishop Coleridge wrote.

“They play on elements of the Catholic faith only to undermine it at its core.

“Moreover, they are outrageous in their claims against Pope Francis.

“Therefore, the messages of Maria Divine Mercy are not to be taken seriously, discussed or distributed within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.”


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