- Jan 19, 2020
The Virgin Mary draws devotees to the desert in the heat of August.
Supposed Marian apparitions in Texas have been deemed fabricated by the diocese of Fort Worth.
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.
A Texas bishop is clarifying that he has not authenticated claims of Marian apparitions in his diocese.
While doubts remain concerning veracity of Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, the Vatican acknowledges that faithful devotion is very real.
Without expressing any finding on the authenticity of the alleged apparitions and other supernatural phenomena at the Marian shrine of Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pope Francis has approved pilgrimages there.