Vatican Reminds About Father Gruner´s Suspension

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 18, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican issued a reminder that Father Nicholas Gruner, who is organizing a Conference for Peace in the World in Rome, has been suspended from public exercise of his priestly ministry.

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The notification, published by the Congregation for the Clergy and signed by its prefect and secretary, stated: “By mandate of the Superior Authority, the Congregation for the Clergy wishes to point out that there is a suspension ´a divinis´ on Don Nicholas Gruner, confirmed by a definitive sentence of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature.”

It continued: “Therefore, the activities of Don Gruner, among them the said Conference, do not have the approval of the legitimate ecclesiastical authorities.” The peace conference is scheduled for Oct. 7-13.

Father Gruner, 55, born in Montreal, founded the International Fatima Rosary Crusade, an organization that, among other things, claims that the revelations of the third secret of Fatima made by the Holy See are false or at least incomplete.

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