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Letter from US Nuncio on Fr. Gobbi's "Private Meditations"

by Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo


This letter is the reply of Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, the apostolic pro-nuncio of the Pope to the Church in the United States to an inquiry about the status of Stefano Gobbi by Ms. Dawn D. Dugie in December 2000.

Publisher & Date

Theotokos Books, December 7, 2000

Apostolic Nunciature
United States of America
3339 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008-3687

December 7, 2000

Ms. Dawn D. Dugie
Post Office Box
Bisbee, Arizona

I acknowledge receipt of your letter that arrived recently at the Apostolic Nunciature presenting certain questions.

Concerning your inquiry about Medjugorge and apparitions alleged to have taken place there, I enclose herewith some information, including a copy of the statement adopted by the Yugoslavian Bishops' Conference in November 1990.

As to the writings of Father Gobbi, I can inform you that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has advised that they are not the words of our Blessed Mother, but his private meditations for which he assumes all the theological, spiritual and pastoral responsibility.

Trusting that the above is helpful to you, I remain, with prayerful best wishes and cordial regards,

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo
Apostolic Nuncio

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