As for Medjugorje
as a shrine and pilgrimage stop, the local bishops have agreed to serve the pilgrims on a pastoral level.
Vicka Ivankowic-Mijatovice, from Medjugorje
, Bosnia, claims she has received apparitions every day for the past 30 years.
Neither on this five-day trip nor on his previous two visits to Croatia did the Pope visit Medjugorje
, the town of the alleged daily or weekly appearances of Our Lady since 1982.
Donofrio recounts a pilgrimage to Medjugorje
with "49 zealous Catholics.
Bob resorted to a personal attack regarding the controversial issue of the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje
daily Mass, "I met a lot of people who'd been to Medjugorje
and for whom the rosary was an important part of their spirituality.
Then in another paragraph he says that in Medjugorje
, there is no confusion about Jesus' presence in the Eucharist.
The most recent sighting was in 1981 at Medjugorje
was not to promote or defend Medjugorje
, nor was it related to anything except to encourage us to do whatever we can to promote belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
He was known for his statements against the reported apparitions at Medjugorje
, which he said were linked to a long-standing dispute between the diocese and local Franciscan priests over control of parishes.
When I was in Medjugorje
for the first time in 1983, the altar boys raised their hands at the elevation, I was deeply touched and edified.
While the author has a chapter on Medjugorje
, he has, frankly, better ones on such non-Christian sites as the Ganges River at Varanasi, the Hindu holy place.