SACRED CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
Notification regarding the devotion to Divine Mercy
The question has arisen from different regions, especially from Poland and from those in authority, whether the prohibitions contained in the “Notification” of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, published in the AAS (1959), p. 271, regarding devotion to Divine Mercy in the form proposed by Sr. Faustina Kowalska, are considered still in force.
Having examined many original documents unknown in 1959, considering the circumstances that have profoundly changed, and having taken into account the opinion of many Polish Ordinaries, this Sacred Congregation declares that the prohibitions contained in the cited “Notification” are no longer binding.
From the Seat of the Sacred Congregation, April 15, 1978.
+ Franjo Cardinal Seper
+ Jérôme Hamer, O.P.,
* AAS 70 (1978), 350.