MANILA, July 1, 2019–The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has warned the faithful against a fake prophet and preacher.
In a letter to the dioceses June 29, Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, CBCP President, urged the faithful to be “very careful” with the group called “Maria Divine Mercy”.
“They bring confusion and propagate erroneous, false and distorted teachings to our Catholic faithful,” said Archbishop Valles.
Maria Divine Mercy is the name assumed by what is believed to be a self-proclaimed Irish seer called Mary Carberry.
Carberry has claimed for years to have received messages from Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary.
Among these messages included apocalyptic predictions about Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, and words to the effect that Pope Francis was a false prophet.
To date, she remains to have a significant international following. In the Philippines, their activities are being held in Cebu, Iloilo, Bukidnon, Zamboanga and Batangas.
The CBCP letter stemmed from complaints raised by Divine Mercy devotees, through Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga.
Bishop Santos, who is also the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) Asia episcopal coordinator, said the group’s activities in the country “is a cause for alarm”. (CBCPNews)