EWTN Catholic Q&A
Bishop juristiction
Question from Stephen on 01-29-2008:

Dear Father, does a bishop have the authority to excommunicate catholics form around the world who visit an apparition site which he does not believe in? I am thinking that his authority only covers catholics in his own diocese. Thanks very much in advance stephen

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 01-30-2008:

Stephen, The local Bishop is the primary source of disapproval or approval for all in this matter. Fr. Bob Levis

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