Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

Asked by journalists about the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis said the original apparitions more than three decades ago deserve further study, but voiced doubt in the supposed ongoing visions. He stressed the need to distinguish between the two sets of apparitions, referencing a report submitted to the Vatican’s Congregation… Continue reading Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

100 years later, Fatima still offers a potent message

Although the Fatima apparitions happened 100 years ago, the Vatican’s resident Fatima-expert, has said they contain a message that’s both relevant and needed in the world today. “The apparitions of Fatima are a historical event with an extraordinary significance, and they have a meaning that’s not only religious, but also socio-political,” Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins… Continue reading 100 years later, Fatima still offers a potent message

Visionaries' canonization would 'complete' the Fatima centenary

Fatima’s bishop has said the centenary of the locale’s Marian apparition would not be complete without the announcement of the canonization of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the children who witnessed the apparition. “I would consider the centenary to be incomplete without the canonization. I have had this hope. We are in time… Continue reading Visionaries' canonization would 'complete' the Fatima centenary

A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina – and it's a big deal

What began with glowing rosaries and the rediscovery of a statue of the Virgin Mary in Argentina has now been approved by the local bishop as a series of apparitions that are “of supernational origin” and worthy of belief. And the designation is deeply significant, recognizing the messages of Our Lady of the Rosary of… Continue reading A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina – and it's a big deal