Posts Tagged ‘Medjugorje’

CDF bans visionary testimony in Medjugorje Comments 0

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has banned six alleged visionaries from delivering testimonies in the parish of Medjugorje. The order, signed by the CDF prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prohibited the visionaries from spreading messages. A prohibition was previously imposed on some of the visionaries from holding public meetings in Italian dioceses. The Read more

Italian pilgrim numbers at Medjugorje drop sharply Comments 0

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The number of Italian pilgrims visiting Medjugorje in Bosnia has halved since Pope Francis said a decision on the apparitions is imminent. The New York Times reported concerns from locals, as Italian visitors to Medjugorje make up the bulk of pilgrims visiting the village. “Whatever the verdict turns out to be, this wait is creating Read more

CDF consideration of Medjugorje report months away Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith might not consider a commission’s report on the Medjugorje phenomenon until after the northern summer. There had been a report in Italian media that the CDF had considered the report – by a commission led by Cardinal Camillo Ruini – at a “feria quarta” meeting on June Read more

Pope warns against seeking daily messages from Mary Comments 1

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Pope Francis has warned against listening to the daily messages of seers as a way of renewing one’s Christian identity. Speaking during Mass at the Sancta Martha Guesthouse on June 9, the Pope’s words came only days after he said a ruling on the Medjugorje apparitions will be coming soon. On June 9, Francis preached Read more

Medjugorje seer goes private after public US event canned Comments 0

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

A public event involving a Medjugorje seer in the United States this month was cancelled at the request of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. But Ivan Dragicevic reportedly had an “apparition” in a private residence in a town in Missouri instead. According to the Medjugorje Today website, Mr Dragicevic “consoled” about 75 Read more

Vatican request shocks Medjugorje faithful Comments 1

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has told Catholics in the US not to take part in events in which the “seers” of Medjugorje promise apparitions of the Virgin Mary. The dramatic move comes prior to the release of the CDF’s final report on Medjugorje. US Papal Nuncio, on behalf of the prefect Read more

Medjugorje commission won’t report this year Comments 0

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The Vatican has denied a report that a special commission investigating the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje will release its findings during December. A French journal, La Vie, had reported that the Medjugorje commission appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in March 2010, and chaired by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, would present its report to the Pope by Read more

Model and tv presenter turns to a life of prayer Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2011

In an interview with the Catholic Herald, Ania Golędzinowska, a model and tv presenter and the girlfriend of Paolo Enrico Beretta, the nephew of the Italian prime minister, reveals why she has moved to Medjugorje to lead a prayerful life. She explained that she had been invited there by a friend who had paid for Read more