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Vatican backs Korean archbishops' warnings on 'visionary'

Catholic World News - May 03, 2011

The Vatican has warned that the messages of a self-styled Korean “visionary” are not “true Christian teaching.”

Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-jung of Kwangju has said that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has confirmed his judgment rejecting the claims of miracles reported by Julia Youn, and finding that Youn’s public teachings are “far away from true Christian faith.” The Kwangju archdiocese has issued several warnings against Youn, and in 2008, Archbishop Andreas Choi Chang-mou announced that she and her followers had incurred the penalty of excommunication.

Nevertheless, some of the Youn’s supporters have persisted in saying that the Vatican will eventually approve her teaching. Archbishop Kim emphatically rejected that argument, saying that “the the Vatican will never change its position on the alleged visionary.”

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