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Guillermo Schulenburg

Guillermo von Schulenburg Prado, often referred to simply as Guillermo Schulenburg (June 12, 1916 – July 19, 2009), was the abbot of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City from 1963 to 1996.

He was the subject of a scandal in 1996, during the beatification of Juan Diego whose canonization he opposed as a "recognition of a cult."[1] He was also quoted by the magazine Ixthus as saying that Juan Diego was "a symbol, not a reality."[2] Aged 80, he retired one month after the scandal.[3]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Kevin (February 5, 2002). "Myth Versus Miracle. Debate Rages Over Canonization". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2 December 2006.
  2. ^ Daily Catholic. December 7, 1999. ROW OVER DENIAL OF JUAN DIEGO'S EXISTENCE, accessed November 30, 2006
  3. ^ Dillon, Sam. "Doubting Keeper of Mexico's Guadalupe Shrine is Stepping Down." The New York Times, 8 September 1996, p. 19