Medjugorje – An Official Sham!

VATICAN DENOUNCES GROUP’S CLAIM OF SEEING
THE VIRGIN MARY MORE THAN 40,000 TIMES AS ‘WORKS OF THE DEVIL’

The Vatican has denounced a group who claim to have seen the Virgin Mary more than 40,000 times in the past 27 years.

The six Bosnian ‘seers’ attract five million pilgrims a year to their home town of Medjugorje, providing a lucrative trade for local businesses.

Hundreds of thousands travel there each year from Britain alone.

But now one of the most respected voices in the Roman Catholic church has accused the visionaries of perpetuating a ‘diabolical deceit’.

Andrea Gemma, 77, a bishop and once the Vatican’s top exorcist, told a magazine in Italy: ‘In Medjugorje everything happens in function of money: Pilgrimages, lodging houses, sale of trinkets.
‘This whole sham is the work of the Devil. It is a scandal.’ He said the Vatican would soon crack down on the group.

The Medjugorje phenomenon began on June 25, 1981, when six children told a priest they had seen the Virgin on a hillside near their town.

A church investigation dismissed the vision, and the Vatican banned pilgrimages to the site in 1985. But many Catholics ignored the ban.

Today, the seers own smart houses with security gates and tennis courts and expensive cars. One is married to a former U.S. beauty queen.

Catholic officials in the U.S. have recently banned the group from speaking on church property during their world tours, on which they allegedly take the Virgin with them

Source: The Daily Mail

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5 thoughts on “Medjugorje – An Official Sham!

  1. If we are to assume briefly that the visions are true, i think there is a connection between Our Lady appearing and giving herself the title of ‘Queen of Peace’ on the site of one of the most horrific wars in Europe since the world war 2. Another small point: if the visions aren’t true, then surely God has hijacked their medium. By the fruits you shall know it. 30 million faithful pilgrims with renewed faith is surely a wonderful fruit.

  2. I have studied reported apparitions for over thirty years. The truth is I wonder about all of them. Yes, even those approved as “Worthy of Pious Believe”. So what do you think of that ?. Pax, Harry Daley

  3. I found this news piece today and then read that it’s not really “news”. The whole Medjugorje phenomenon has been fishy for some time.

    If anything is strange about the ‘miraculous’ sightings of the Virgin Mary it is how close they are to Jasenovac where Serbs where slaughtered with the Vatican’s blessings.

    Even if the visions are real, do the two have any connection?

  4. Thank God. I think all INFORMED Orthodox saw this one coming. It is sick to see how people are manipulated. May God have mercy on them all.

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