Archbishop of Kwangju Archdiocese covering Naju made it official on January 1, 1998, that the events in Naju contradicted the Church doctrines and, therefore, could not be recognized as true revelations from God.
Serious questions remain, however, because it has become clear that the Naju Investigating Committee in the Kwangju Archdiocese did not conduct any substantive investigation and based its negative recommendation on an incorrect presentation of the Church teaching.
The Kwangju Declaration states that the species of bread and wine must remain unchanged even after the consecration of bread and wine by priests and, therefore, that the Eucharistic miracles in Naju do not conform to the Church doctrine.
By distorting the authentic Church teaching, this assertion precludes the possibility of divine intervention to reveal the true reality of the Blessed Sacrament, which is the substantial presence of the Lordís Body and Blood together with His Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist and, therefore, in effect rejects all of the Eucharistic miracles in Church history.
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If all the Eucharistic miracles are rejected, peopleís faith in the Church teaching on the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist will also weaken.
Thus, the Kwangju Declaration on Naju contains an encroachment on the Church teaching on the Eucharist itself. More...