Vatican Committee Declares Medjugorje Apparitions as Real and of “Supernatural Origin”

A short well-written article that explains the Vatican Commission’s declaration on the supernatural character of Our Lady’s apparitions at Medjugorje. God bless!

Veritas Vincit: "The Truth Shall Prevail"

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The commission established by Pope Benedict XVI to study the apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has  voted overwhelmingly to recognise as supernatural the first seven appearances of Mary in 1981. The  17-man commission on Medjugorje was established by Benedict XVI in 2010, and was chaired by Cardinal Camillo Ruini.

Despite the previous lack of formal recognition by the Vatican, pilgrims have flocked to Medjugorje.  Since the apparitions began in 1981, an estimated more than 40 million people from all over the world have visited Medjugorje. Thousands of healings and deep conversions have been reported. Pilgrims continue to flock to this very day.

Understanding the Commission’s Report

The Church has a very strict and precise terminology for judging alleged apparitions of Our Lady.  According to the norms of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, alleged apparitions are classified in one of three categories:

  • Constat de supernaturalitate – It is…

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