Men and women of the Bible

 

 

Mary was the first person to whom Jesus appeared after His resurrection

 

 

 

The late pope John Paul II made the following statement: ‘It is lawful to believe that likely the first person to whom the risen Jesus appeared was his mother’ (Corriere della Sera [The Evening Courier], 22.5.97, page 15)

 

Confutation

 

The Scripture says that the first person to whom Jesus appeared after His resurrection was Mary Magdalene, as it is written: “Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils [demons]. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept” (Mark 16:9-10).

 

 

 

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