Some Christians believe that certain New Testament figures are reincarnations of Old Testament figures. For example, John the Baptist is believed by some to be a reincarnation of the prophet Elijah.
The Catholic Church does not believe in reincarnation, which it regards as being incompatible with death. Nonetheless, the leaders of certain sects in the church have taught that they are reincarnations of Mary - for example, Marie-Paule Giguère of the Army of Mary and Maria Franciszka of the former Mariavites.
- Biblical Accounts that Suggest Reincarnation
- "CCC - PART 1 SECTION 2 CHAPTER 3 ARTICLE 11". Vatican.va. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Army of Mary Doctrinal Note". Cccb.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Pius X (1904-09-04). "Pius X, Tribus Circiter (05/04/1906)". Vatican.va. Retrieved 2012-05-23.