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Friday, October 17, 2014

Do the Akita apparitions have anything to say to the Synod?


The Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Akita, Japan, to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa

October 13, 1973
"My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior."
After a short silence (edited for length):
"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres... churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord."
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Pastoral Letter of Bishop John Shojiro Ito, April 22, 1984.

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