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Itapiranga, Brazil

It was claimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Edson Glauber, and was often accompanied by St. Joseph. The visions extended from 1994 to at least 2001. Initially these visions were viewed favorably by the local bishop, but after a further investigation the Church officially declared on February 7, 2017, that the apparitions were not authentic.
Cleveland, Ohio

An individual named Maureen Sweeney Kyle allegedly received various heavenly apparitions. After careful examination by the local bishop, examining the visions and the messages received, it was declared on November 11, 2009, that the apparitions were not supernatural in origin the faithful were advised not to adhere to the apparition's teachings.
Necedah, Wisconsin

Between November 12, 1949, and October 7, 1950, an individual named Mary Ann Van Hoof claimed to have received visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her home. She drew a massive crowd for a vision in 1950, and many came to the small city and established a shrine. In 1955 the local bishop declared the visions false, and the declaration has been confirmed by subsequent bishops.
Dublin, Ireland

A woman nicknamed "Maria Divine Mercy" has claimed that she was given multiple messages from heaven regarding certain prophecies. The local bishop has since stated, "These messages and alleged visions have no ecclesiastical approval and many of the texts are in contradiction with Catholic theology."<
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