By Oliver Grasmück

In Catholicism, ´;Marian apparitions´ akin to these at Lourdes belong to the main surprising instances of non secular mass phenomenon. A well known case happened in 1983 in Peñablanca, Chile. in the course of the first tough quandary 12 months of the Pinochet dictatorship, a seventeen-year-old formative years pronounced an apparition close to Valparaíso. via devoted supporters, pilgrimages and press reviews, it quickly constructed into either a mass phenomenon and a media phenomenon. The case grew to become rather arguable following accusations that the army executive had get involved within the occasions with manipulative intensions.

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