Mary Appeared in Rwanda, Bishop Says

VATICAN CITY, JULY 1, 2001 ( The Virgin Mary's reported apparitions in Rwanda, said to have occurred from 1981 to 1983, received the first official recognition.

Bishop Augustine Misago of the Diocese of Gikongoro confirmed their authenticity, as well as the good faith of the visionaries, during a Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Gikongoro.

The nuncio and all Rwanda's bishops attended the Mass. On Friday, the Holy See published an explanatory note written by the diocese.


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