Whereas it is possible for the Church to approve locutions and inspirations as Prophetic, it is rare to
do so while the person is alive, principally because Church “approval” may lead people to assume
the person receiving the inspirations (Vassula in this case) is a Saint.
In the Catholic Churches (both Roman and Orthodox) there exists a very well defined process for the
canonization of an individual. As we all know, one of the most significant steps to canonization is
that the person in question must first be dead!
Whereas some Bishops, Cardinals, Monsignors, etc. of the Catholic Church accept the Inspirations of
TLIG, others from their brethren do not, and this is not unusual. In such circumstances, the Roman
Catholic Church studies the matter and issues pronouncements. Though TLIG has been studied for
2 ½ years, and the questions in the ensuing dialog were answered to the satisfaction of the CDF
(when Cardinal Ratzinger was the Prefect – see below), it appears that the Holy See wants to wait
longer, before it outright approves of TLIG (and possibly declare Vassula a Prophet, hence a Saint!)
However, Vassula remains very much alive, and there is no Canonization in process for her.
Thus we need to recognize that the Holy See has not condemned TLIG, and that there are many in
the Catholic Clergy who think Vassula receives inspirations from God!
The Vatican has reviewed the TLIG Messages for 2 ½ years, and their formal dialog is to be found in
Upon the conclusion of this dialog, the then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the
Faith, (“CDF”), then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has declared 5 that: “The faithful, at
the disposition of the local Bishop, may participate in the ecumenical prayer groups of Mrs. Ryden”.
What this statement clearly says is:
a) The TLIG Messages are not condemned (if they were, CDF would state so), and
b) It implies is that there is no objection to the TLIG inspirations, and the faithful may gather in
ecumenical groups 6 read them, if the local Bishop agrees.
Some Catholic Bishops do agree , and the TLIG Messages have received both the official
“ Imprimatur ” (this means it can be printed and read by Roman Catholics) and “ Nihil Obstat ” (this
means there are no objections for Roman Catholics to read).
It should be noted that among the misinformation against TLIG that one can find in the Internet,
some erroneously state that Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat should not have been issued in light of the
See Attachment # 1
Meaning prayer groups, regardless of denomination.