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Group of African bishops expresses concern about charismatic prayer initiatives

Catholic World News - March 19, 2014

The bishops of two Portuguese-speaking nations in western Africa have issued a pastoral note rebuking some charismatic prayer groups.

“Without the knowledge of the pastor or the approval of the diocesan bishop,” persons who do not frequent the sacraments have started charismatic prayer, healing, and deliverance groups that have attracted “hundreds or even thousands,” the bishops of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe stated.

Such groups “may never be formed without the approval of the diocesan bishop,” they added.

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