Vatican will probe ‘mystical phenomena’ around world

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A new Vatican observatory, established by the Pontifical Mariana International Academy (PAMI), is scheduled to investigate “mystical phenomena” worldwide, including instances of stigmata, sightings of ghosts, and “weeping” statues of the Virgin Mary.

The PAMI describes itself as a scientific organization of the Holy See and intends to identify and analyze roughly one hundred ongoing mystical events in Italy alone, the Daily Mail reported.

According to Vatican News, the observatory, which is awaiting authentication by the Church, will concentrate on examining and studying apparitions and mystical phenomena worldwide.

The observatory will explore a range of spiritual experiences, including sightings of ghosts, interior locutions, and stigmata.

For believers, stigmata refers to bodily marks, scars, or pains that correspond to the wounds of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

During the inauguration of the new Scientific Committee of the observatory, Father Gian Matteo Roggio, a Mariologist, informed the Italian media that there are about a hundred ongoing phenomena in Italy that the Church is carefully monitoring, as reported by the Daily Mail.

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