Below is the text of the official proclamation (April 22, 1948) of Bishop John Shojiro Ito, Bishop of Niigata, Japan, regarding the apparitions of Our Lady of Akita:
… I have known Agnes Sasagawa for ten years. She is a woman sound in spirit, frank and without problems; she has always impressed me as a balanced person. Consequently, the messages she says that she has received did not appear to me to be in any way the result of imagination or hallucination.
As the content of the messages received, there is nothing contrary to Catholic doctrine or good morals, and when one thinks the actual state of the world the warning seems to correspond to it in many points.
…It is only the bishop of the diocese in question who has the power of recognizing a fact of this kind. The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith has given me directives in this regard.
…After long prayer and mature reflection, I draw the following conclusions in my position as Bishop of Niigata.
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