Virgin Mary 'appears' to crowd of thousands: Incredible photo of mystery being emerges
PARANORMAL researchers are investigating a mystery photo which has been said to show the Virgin Mary appearing before an amphitheatre full of worshippers.
In his liftime he "traveled the world holding Cenacles of Prayer on every continent", according to an article on Father Gobbi by Colin Donovan, vice president for Theology, at the Global Catholic Network, on the organisations's website.
"It is the task of a qualified spiritual director to discern, in the first instance, the authenticity of mysticism, basing himself on his knowledge of Catholic teaching, the personality, character and prayer life of the alleged mystic and his own experience in directing others.
"The final judgment of the alleged mysticism of the Father Gobbi rests, therefore, with the Church.
"In his favour, however, are the opinion of his spiritual director, his own zeal to promote Consecration to the Immaculate Heart and fidelity to the Magisterium, the great numbers of lay, religious and priestly vocations strengthened, and in some cases saved, through the Marian Movement of Priests, and the good will shown him by very many members of the hierarchy, including the Pope, who has received him and encouraged him in his work on several occasions."
There was no mention in the report of Father Gobbi ever talking of an actual Marian Apparition of the Virgin Mary appearing such as is said to have happened at Fatima or Lourdes in France, which are now pilgrimage destinations.
There is a record of Father Gobbi holding a Cenacle at the Santa Fe venue in 1994, but there is no independent confirmation the new mystery image was taken there.
Express.co.uk has sent a copy of the image to the Global Catholic Network and the Marian Movement of Priests for comment and awaits responses.
• If you know anything about the picture or attended the cenacle in question contact reporter Jon Austin via firstname.lastname@example.org.