- Jan 18, 2020
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.
While doubts remain concerning veracity of Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, the Vatican acknowledges that faithful devotion is very real.
Polish Archbishop Henryk Hose says the message of peace centered on alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje has the same value as that associated with two famed and already recognized shrines.
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.
The Vatican’s apostolic visitor to Medjugorje, appointed by the pope to oversee the pastoral needs at the site of alleged Marian apparitions, began his mandate Sunday.
The Vatican announced Thursday that Archbishop Henryk Hoser, now retired as the Archbishop of Warsaw in Poland, has been appointed Apostolic Visitor to the parish in Medjugorje “for an undetermined time.”