EWTN Catholic Q&A
medjugorje
Question from anonymous on 12-27-2007:

Has pope benedict said anything in favor or against the apparitions at medjugorje?

Thank you and God bless

Answer by Matthew Bunson on 01-04-2008:

You are referring to the alleged apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to six young people of Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The apparitions were first reported in June 1981, initially in the neighboring hillside field, subsequently in the village church of St. James and even distant places. In 1987, the bishops of Yugoslavia declared: “On the basis of research conducted so far, one cannot affirm that supernatural apparitions are involved” at Medjugorje. Currently, the events remain under on-going investigation by the Holy See to determine their authenticity. Nevertheless, the site of Medjugorje remains a popular destination for Catholic pilgrims from Europe and the United States.

For a recent discussion of this topic, please see the following Catholic News Service story: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0603480.htm

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