Wisconsin Site Recognized as Holy

The Vatican says appearance of Virgin Mary in Champion, Wisconsin is the only official sighting in America.

By Sandra Torres
|  Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011  |  Updated 9:54 AM CDT
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Wisconsin Site Recognized as Holy

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The Roman Catholic Church in Chicago will not allow a partisan debate on their property.

A Northeastern Wisconsin town recently got a boost in its Holy cred.

The Vatican recently recognized The Shrine of our Lady of Good Help at the Midwestern Chapel in Champion, Wis., as a holy site, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Vatican says this is the only official sighting of the Virgin Mary in America.

It appears that in 1859, the Virgin Mary appeared three times to a Belgian immigrant, according to Green Bay Bishop David Ricken. Since then, people have been visiting the Chapel hoping for miracles.

The Chicago Tribune says Ricken investigated the events before theological experts followed. Two years later, experts confirmed that it was true, and the Vatican validated it in December.

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