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Vatican official: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions

Vatican official: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions

| Sarah Mac Donald | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the Church must be prudent and not rush to any judgment on the alleged Marian apparitions there, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.

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Vatican officials among Church leaders at Medjugorje youth festival

Vatican officials among Church leaders at Medjugorje youth festival

| Jonathan Luxmoore | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Senior Vatican representatives joined the first officially approved church festival at Medjugorje, three months after Catholic pilgrimages to the site in Bosnia-Herzegovina were authorized by the pope.

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Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje

| Cindy Wooden | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it must be clear that the Catholic Church has not recognized as authentic the alleged Marian apparitions there.

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Apostolic visitor outlines plans for expansion at Medjugorje shrine

Apostolic visitor outlines plans for expansion at Medjugorje shrine

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Polish archbishop tasked with overseeing Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine has outlined plans for expansion, including more Masses in different languages and facilities for young pilgrims who flock to the site of the alleged Marian apparitions.

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Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother

Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother

| Carol Glatz | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Rome formally opened the sainthood process for a young Italian wife and mother who avoided inducing a premature birth and invasive treatment for cancer while she was pregnant.

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Pope names apostolic visitor to Medjugorje

Pope names apostolic visitor to Medjugorje

Pope Francis has named as apostolic visitor to Medjugorje the Polish archbishop he had initially sent to the town as his personal envoy to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and of the thousands of pilgrims who flock to the site of the alleged Marian apparitions.

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Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognize Medjugorje apparitions

Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognize Medjugorje apparitions

| Jonathan Luxmoore | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Polish archbishop who inspected Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine for the pope predicted the Vatican will soon recognize its Marian apparitions.

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Commission reportedly thought first seven Medjugorje visions were real

Commission reportedly thought first seven Medjugorje visions were real

| Cindy Wooden | May 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

The commission that now-retired Pope Benedict XVI established to study the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, reportedly voted overwhelmingly to recognize as supernatural the first seven appearances of Mary in 1981.

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Returning from Fatima, pope says he has doubts about Medjugorje

Returning from Fatima, pope says he has doubts about Medjugorje

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

While the investigations into the very first alleged apparitions at Medjugorje in must continue, Pope Francis said he has doubts about claims that Mary continues to appear in the village of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Papal envoy praises ‘spiritual climate’ of Medjugorje

Papal envoy praises ‘spiritual climate’ of Medjugorje

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

While he said he had no authority or expertise to discuss the authenticity of the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis’ envoy to the town said it was clear “there is a special spiritual climate here.”

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Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje.

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