Bishop's Statement Regarding Pedro Regis
About the apparition that has been occurring in Anguera for a few years, I have to say that my attitude, to date, has been of prudence, I keep waiting for things to happen and observing them from faraway. I have not been present at any of such occurrences, but I know the family very well, and I have already talked to all of its members, including to Pedro, who declares to be visionary. I believe that if it is something actually true, it will continue, getting more and more real. If it is not, just like many other cases, it will fade away. I think that the most important thing is to really have such prudence and not allow to become fanatic.
It is also good that we state that this is nothing against Our Lady. We devotedly love Our Lady, who is the Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Church and our Mother, for this reason, we do not need miracles, nor apparitions for us to believe in Our Lady. Both in Fatima and in Lourdes there was a lot of opposition, but the truth prevailed, and today, both places are considered as great centers of faith. There are many miracles. I would not say physical miracles, but rather miracles of conversion, even the conversion of physicians who did not believe. I have already reached the conclusion that, from the pastoral point of view, the meeting in Angüera is valid, because it has been doing good. I believe that many conversions have occurred.
Don Silvério Albuquerque
(Former Bishop for the Archdiocese of Feira de Santana)