Baltimore archbishop enjoins silence on alleged visionary
October 15, 2008
Archbishop Edwin O’Brien has ordered purported Marian visionary Gianna Talone-Sullivan not to communicate with others about her alleged apparitions. In an advisory sent to area parishes, the archbishop writes, ‘I strongly caution Mrs. Gianna Talone-Sullivan not to communicate in any manner-- written or spoken, electronic or printed, personally or through another in any church-- or any other place-- public or private, within the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Baltimore any information of any type related to or containing messages or locutions allegedly received from the Virgin Mother of God. It is my hope that this warning will result in greater clarity for the faithful and resolve the divisions created by this situation.’ Gianni Sullivan indicated that she would abide by the archbishop's order, and has canceled her scheduled public appearances.
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