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Below is our featured article for this issue. In this article, we feature the little known, Church-approved apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Betania, Venezuela.

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The Betania Apparitions of the Virgin Mary

By Arthur Policarpio

The apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Betania, Venezuela, is perhaps the least known of 20th century Marian apparitions that have been formally approved by the Church. Unknown to many, this apparition has actually received formal approval from the local Bishop, Pio Bello Ricardo, on November 21, 1987.

The principal visionary in the Betania apparitions is Maria Esperanza, a Venezuelan mother of seven children who is considered as one of the greatest mystics of the 20th century.

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