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Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.

Pope John Paul II’s personal secretary makes private visit to Medjugorje

Jul 14, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Polish Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, archbishop emeritus of Krakow, paid a private visit to Medjugorje on July 11. Read more

Map of Croatia.

12 Polish pilgrims bound for Medjugorje killed in bus crash in Croatia

Aug 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The accident happened at around 5:40 a.m. local time when the bus veered off the A4 road between Jarek Bisaski... Read more

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: 'Follow the example of Mary'

Aug 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged the thousands of young people gathered at Medjugorje this week to follow the example of the... Read more

St. James the Greater Church in Medjugorje

Pope Francis names Vatican diplomat next papal envoy to Medjugorje

Nov 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pastoral care at Medjugorje, the site of alleged Marian apparitions, has been overseen by a Vatican representative since 2017. Read more

The late Archbishop Henryk Hoser.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, papal envoy to Medjugorje, has died

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Polish prelate was a trained physician, a missionary in Africa for more than two decades, and oversaw the pastoral... Read more

Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Poland, July 2016.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: Christ frees us ‘from the seduction of idols’

Aug 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Have the courage to live your youth by entrusting yourselves to the Lord and setting out on a journey with... Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Medjugorje to host global rosary marathon for end to pandemic

May 15, 2021

Catholics gathering in the town on May 15 will offer the rosary “for all migrants.” Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Former spiritual director of 'Medjugorje visionaries' excommunicated

Oct 23, 2020

A laicized priest who had been the spiritual director to six people who said they experienced visions of the Blessed... Read more

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pope Francis tells youth at Medjugorje: be inspired by the Virgin Mary

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis has urged young people gathered in Medjugorje to imitate the Virgin Mary by abandoning themselves to God.  Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Medjugorje 'visionary' says monthly apparitions have come to an end

Mar 18, 2020

A woman who claims to be a visionary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje has... Read more


Pope permits pilgrimages to Medjugorje as apparitions continue to be studied

May 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has given the green light for Catholics to organize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a site of alleged Marian apparitions,... Read more


Apostolic visitor to Medjugorje begins pastoral mandate

Jul 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s apostolic visitor to Medjugorje, appointed by the pope to oversee the pastoral needs at the site of alleged... Read more

Statue of Virgin Mary in Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina.

Pope Francis names apostolic visitor for pastoral care in Medjugorje

May 31, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis Thursday extended the mandate of his special envoy to Medjugorje, tasking him with oversight of the pastoral needs... Read more


Medjugorje, the findings of the Ruini report

May 17, 2017

Thirteen votes in favor of recognizing the supernatural nature of the first seven appearances in Medjugorje, one vote against and... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

May 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

Asked by journalists about the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis said the original apparitions more... Read more

Statue of Virgin Mary in Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina.

Papal envoy sees great fruits, but also challenges in Medjugorje

Apr 5, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis’ envoy to Medjugorje said Wednesday that the site seems to be bearing numerous expressions of faith and vocations.... Read more

The pilgrimage church in Medjugorge, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Local bishop: 'The Madonna has not appeared in Medjugorje'

Feb 28, 2017

The bishop of the local Church where Medjugorje is located reiterated on Sunday his long-held belief that the alleged Marian... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Days after Medjugorje comment, Pope downplays predictable visions

Jun 9, 2015

By Elise Harris

Days after declaring that a decision on the Medjugorje Marian apparitions would be coming soon, Pope Francis cautioned against basing... Read more

Pope Francis greets musicians at the apostolic nunciature in Sarajevo June 6, 2015.

Pope Francis on Medjugorje: it's almost decision time

Jun 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

When asked by a Bosnian journalist about the status of his decision on the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje on his... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight to Sarajevo June 6, 2015.

Pope talks Medjugorje, coming encyclical on return from Bosnia

Jun 6, 2015

By Elise Harris, Alan Holdren

On his return flight from Sarajevo to Rome Pope Francis told journalists a final decision on the highly debated Mejugorje... Read more