More than 20 Catholic pages blocked from Facebook

Most from Brazil

Father Rocky page from Relevant Radio

The following comes from a July 18 story on the Catholic News Agency website.

In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons.

Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with administrators in the U.S. and Africa. Most of the blocked pages had significant followings – between hundreds of thousands and up to 6 million followers each.

One of the blocked English-language fanpages was “Jesus and Mary”, which had 1.7 million followers. The page’s main cover photo was of the sacred hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Page administrator Godwin Delali Adadzie, a Ghanaian, told CNA he was on Facebook around 8 p.m. Central July 17 when he was asked to upload a photo of himself because his personal account had been “suspected of suspicious activities,” he said.

After several minutes, he was allowed back into his personal account, which had notifications informing him that his “Jesus and Mary” page had been disabled. He said every person who was approved as an editor on his page had to go through the same process.

Adadzie said he reviewed Facebook’s policies “and, honestly, I do not see any that I have violated in order for my page to be withdrawn.”

He has sent two appeals to Facebook but has yet to get a response.

Another blocked English-language page is “Catholic and Proud”, which had 6 million followers. Page administrator Kenneth Alimba of Nigeria told CNA his page was also blocked without explanation.

He has sent appeals to Facebook but is “not optimistic” about a response. He also told CNA that he noticed other Catholic Facebook pages that he runs, with fewer followers, are still online.

Another blocked English-language page is “Fr. Rocky,” belonging to U.S. priest Fr. Francis J. Hoffman, executive director of Relevant Radio, whose page had 3.5 million likes. Fr. Hoffman could not be reached for comment by press time.

Facebook has yet to respond to requests for comment on the blocked pages. Facebook is the largest social network in the world, having recently reached more than 2 billion users.

 

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  1. Catherine says:

    Here’s an important reason why the powers of darkness are working overtime in silencing faithful Catholics!

    Anne T.,

    I believe that Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI believe that the ceremony took place. I also believe the good Father Gabriele Amorth’s words, that the proper requested word for the Consecration did NOT take place. The word “Russia” was left out. Father Amorth was standing right by Pope John Paul II when he witnessed the wolves silencing Pope John Paul II. View the video in the link below! There is absolutely no way or reason to believe that this chief exorcist was not telling the full truth. (continued)

    • Catherine says:

      continued for Anne T,

      Anne T,. There is another crucial issue that is never addressed. Our Lady requested that the Consecration of Russia was to be done in union with all of the bishops. This is where intellectual honesty must rule over comfort zones. We now see the open rebellion that has been steadily building opposition against the True Magisterial Teachings of the Catholic Church. Bishops have not been in union with Rome for quite some time. It is an intellectual dishonesty to pretend that these dissenters, (bishop against bishop) and (cardinal against cardinal) would have been in union with the Holy Father. The majority certainly weren’t in union with Rome on Humanae Vitae. Why pretend now? It’s called being intellectually…

      • Catherine says:

        continued for Anne T.

        It’s called being intellectually dishonest and that is not pleasing to God either. The Servant of God, Father John Hardon SJ, was very close friends with Pope John Paul II. Before he died, Pope John Paul II told Father John Hardon SJ that he had been betrayed by those whom he thought were his closest friends. He felt very alone. Before he died, Pope John Paul II also openly lamented about being perhaps a bit naive and not using discipline to correct many ongoing scandals, but he loved and trusted his friend Father John Hardon SJ.

        (continued)

        • Catherine says:

          continued for Anne T.,

          Anne T., Did you believe Pope Benedict XVI when he said, “Pray for me that I don’t flee for fear of the wolves?” I believed him and I believed his fear to be real. Read the One Peter Five article link below. Eyes will be opened much more. Don’t be naive or gullible. We are not wrestling with men. We are fighting powers and principalities of darkness. We should never assist these powers due to a blindness in perceived loyalty or a failure to truly study to understand the honest facts or from intellectual dishonesty.

          (continued)

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