Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Will Pope Francis Make a Decision on Medjugorje in Sarajevo?

(Rome) During the Angelus on Sunday   Pope Francis announced a  visit this coming June 6th in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Will the Catholic Church leader to announce a decision on the phenomenon of Medjugorje?
The Pope is quoted as saying, according to Vatican Radio : "On Saturday 6th June I will - God willing - to travel to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. I ask you all for your prayers so that my visit will be there to encourage  Catholics, the leaven of good and a contribution to greater brotherhood and peace. And also for inter-religious dialogue, friendship."
Medjugorje was not mentioned by the Pope, but there is presently a tense expectation that the Pope could announce a final decision on the "apparitions". A decision is expected in a year.

Sarajevo and World History

Sarajevo went down in history as the scene of the assassination of the Austrian and Hungarian Crown Prince, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. An assassination which was the immediate cause of the First World War. Sarajevo is also the  scene of a civil war between Orthodox Serbs, Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats, begun in  1991, in the wake of World War I, the artificial   state of Yugoslavia broke apart. Sarajevo today is also the capital of Herzegovina, in a once nondescript, but today is a most well-known spot. Not far from Mostar, situated in the mountains is the Catholic village of Medjugorje, a synonym for unrecognized "apparitions" in the Church, which has led pilgrims now for three decades to a largely unknown part of Europe.

Church has Denied the Supernaturalism of the Medjugorje Phenomenon

The two  ecclesiastical judgments on the "apparitions" carried out once through the competent bishop, and then by the bishops of Yugoslavia  are still negative. The competent bishops according to canon law,  were in agreement to deny the  supernatural character of the phenomenon. A judgment is valid until revoked in the Church. Under Pope Benedict XVI. the matter of Rome was investigated in 2010 by a separate commission of inquiry headed by Camillo Cardinal Ruini, who interviewed numerous witnesses, including also examining the "seers" and all available documents.  Although the Commission completed its work in late 2012, so far no result has been announced. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI., who expressed  a detached attitude to the phenomenon, intervened.

For a Year the Medjugorje File is on the Pope's Desk 

A year ago, Cardinal Ruini was received by Pope Francis and presented the new pope the final report of the Commission of Inquiry. Francis gave the still secret report to the CDF. A few days before Cardinal Ruini, the Pope interviewed the Archbishop of Sarajevo, Cardinal Vinko Puljic.
In the fall of 2013, the prefect of the CDF, then Cardinal Gerhard Müller, gave the US bishops statement not to tolerate any events within the Church, where the supernatural character of the Medjugorje phenomenon was claimed.  It was the reason the tour  of "seer" Ivan Dragicevic to the United States was subsequently canceled.

Unofficial Papal Distancing?

Pope Francis has not officially taken a position on Medjugorje. What unofficially became known indicates major restraint. On September 7, 2013, the Pope said in his morning sermon in Santa Marta, there could be "no Christians without Christ".   Here, the Catholic Church leader criticized Christians who cling to "apparitions" and would "look for something special." As far as the Pope's words were in the summaries of Vatican Radio and Osservatore Romano played.Has not been published, that the Pope called as a concrete example of what has been said, Medjugorje and added that the revelation was completed, however, with the New Testament.
Two months later, Francis said during his morning sermon on November 14: "The curiosity drives us to want to hear that the Lord is here or there; or allows us to say, 'But I know a seer, a prophetess, who has letters from the Mother of God, receives messages from the Mother of God'. But the Blessed Mother is a mother! She is not the leader of a post office to send daily messages. Remove these innovations of the gospel, of peace and of the wisdom of the glory of God, of the beauty of God."  The Pope's criticism of the addiction for publication was taken by observers in conjunction with Medjugorje,  and the previously-known and numerous" places of publication, "where" messages "are disseminated on an assembly line. But in Medjugorje  they now number into the tens of thousands.
Since then, Francis has made no more statements that may be directly or indirectly related to the Herzegovinian town.  What is in the final report and what it really means for the Medjugorje phenomenon, is unforeseeable, since there are conflicting signals.
Shortly before his election as Pope  Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio gave the faithful of his archdiocese Buenos Aires permission to participate in the 4th and 6th March 2013, performances by Ivan Dragicevic. More than 15,000 Argentines took advantage of this opportunity to see this "seer" and  whose performance, a year and a  half  later was warned about by the CDF warned
The consent of the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires was explained  because a Herzegovinian Franciscan, Father Berislav Ostojic, had been Bergoglio's confessor since 2010. Medjugorje is supervised by Herzegovinian Franciscans who from the beginning have been as  local priests and spiritual fathers of the "seers", in direct contact with the Medjugorje phenomenon.
That Francis may use his stop in the country in which the phenomenon has occurred for more than three decades, to announce a final decision of the Church, but is expected to be rather unlikely.  Rather, what prevails as seems currently to be the motto in Rome that no decision is the "best" decision.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image Secretum meum mihi
Trans: Tancred


  1. Marjianna had better hurry and announce a message from "Mary" extolling the humble virtues of Francis who, along with his co-conspirators will save the world from the "rigors" of Christ at the upcoming October mean synod. That'd get him there and secure her phony apostolate!

  2. I personally don't believe in Medjiugorije, but can't bear the insistence that the supposed seers have in affirming that the boR is the pope choosen by Gospa herself, no can't stand it, don't like the fact that all of them got rich and didn't become nuns or friars like the true seers just like Lucia, Thèrese de Lisieux and so on.....the boR isn't catholic, it's a big pain for me, but this is what I think about him, may God have mercy on me. AK

    1. What is boR??

    2. bishop of Rome...his preferred title.

    3. Oh brother! His impiety has no limits.

    4. Actually I think he said his preferred title is "father bergoglio". With some of the things he has said I'm not sure he's even Catholic at this point much less a Fr. but I can't think about that too much.
      During my morning offering prayer every morning when I come to the "particularly for the intentions of the Holy Father" I always picture Benedict and Francis because I don't want to cross God with the first thing I do in the day. So who is it? I don't know but God surely does and I'll leave it up to Him.

  3. This is important background info to understanding this farcical apparition.

  4. I have always thought that Medjugorjie is a fake. In ll history of apparitions, none went on for years and decades. It is a phoney money making scheme cooked up by the Franciscans who run a few Churches in the area, and by the false "seers" Anyone can fake it. They are consummate actors.
    As for the Blessed Virgin Mary saying that this phoney Pope Francis is her choice....HAHAHAHAHA, that proves that this is 100% fake.
    I hope there is an October revolution at the Synod against Pope Francis and his Kasper agenda. The result I hope is that Francis is so discredited and embarrassed, that he quickly resigns (or dies).

    1. Did you ever see a video of the "seer"? The entire time of the "vision" she stares up into the air trying not to blink as she slowly shakes her head baaack and forrrth then nods uuuuup and dooown...over and over and over...up...down...left....right...up down...left...right! Such bullshit. It ended with fluttering eyelids and tears. Tears from forcing herself to keep her eyes wide open in "awe". There was awe alright. Awe bullshit!

      What kind of three minute conversation invokes twenty or thirty yes and no responses from the listener? "Are you good today, Marijanna? So you are not bad? Will you do what I ask? Then you will not refuse? So the people here believe? So they do not disbelieve? Is it Tuesday? Then it is not Wednesday? Is it not daylight? But is it not night?"

      Anyone so graceless as to believe this Medjugorie crap is a SEERSUCKER.

  5. I'm sorry if this is considered spam. I posted this in another article on Medjugorje. For those of you who know nothing about this fake apparition, these two videos (especially the first one) thoroughly debunk it:

    Medjugorje contradicts the Holy Bible and Catholic Dogma:

    Medjugorje seers were caught on camera faking ecstasy and then blasphemed Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary: