Discredited visionary cancels Maryland appearances

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A woman whose purported messages from the Virgin Mary were discredited by the Roman Catholic Church has
canceled her scheduled prayer meetings in Maryland at the
insistence of the archbishop of Baltimore.

Gianna Sullivan was warned last week by Archbishop
Edwin O'Brien not to talk or write about the alleged apparitions anywhere within the archdiocese.

The Baltimore archdiocese concluded in 2000 that Sullivan's alleged visions were not supernatural and barred her weekly appearances at a Maryland church. The Vatican upheld that decision in 2003.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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