Religious apparitions belong almost exclusively to the domain of the Roman Catholic Church. In the Protestant Churches, Judaism, as well as in Islam, nobody is worshipped apart from God, and there are no intermediaries between the believers and the Creator. In Judaism and Islam, prophets enjoy great respect, however no divine features are attributed to them, although it is assumed that the prophets passed on information received from God. The Roman Catholic Church, with the extensive pantheon of saints, and most of all with the figure of the Virgin Mary, continues pre-Christian traditions and therefore fulfils the subconscious needs of the human psyche. The Mother of God is an important psychological phenomenon, referring to goddesses such as Isis, Iris, Aphrodite and Astarte, worshipped thousands of years ago. For many of the faithful in their everyday life, the Virgin Mary is more important than Jesus Christ and her image is instantly recognized by every believer. Therefore the large majority of religious apparitions had a connection with the Mother of God.