Bishop Peric of the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno has released a new statement (Croatian) on Medjugorje. An Italian version can be found here.
ENGLISH NOW AVAILABLE.
More as it develops. For now, a basic summary is in order.
Peric begins by recalling the image of the Church as the pillar and bulwark of the truth, followed by the basic fact of all the commissions established to examine the “Medjugorje Phenomenon.” Recalling these, he then states that the position of the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno is that Medjugorje is not a place where Our Lady is appearing (non si tratta di vere apparizioni della Beata Vergine Maria).
Hello Everyone! I hope all is going well for you as we prepare to enter into the holy season of Lent (Wednesday, March 1st)!
The Fátima book is coming along well. My publisher, En Route Books and Media, is developing a page for the book. Endorsements have started coming in and a few more are expected. To date, Msgr. Charles Mangan and Dr. Joseph Shaw have written in favor of the book. In the meantime, we await the results of the canonical review.
La Fede Quotidiana has the following interview in Italian with the Special Envoy to Medjugorje. The following English translation is my own and is to be considered a “working” translation.
From the Sanctuário de Fátima:
Sister Lucia closer to beatification
Rector of the Shrine of Fatima asked pilgrims to pray
The diocesan phase of the process for the canonization of Sister Lucia de Jesus (1907-2005), one of the three seers of Fatima, ended and it will now pass to the competency of the Holy See and the Pope.
The announcement was made today through a communication of the Diocese of Coimbra, published in the diocesan journal «Correio de Coimbra», the diocese where the religious sister died and where the process started, on the 30th of April 2008, by decision of the then bishop Albino Cleto.
According to Vatican Radio (English/Italian/Polish), Pope Francis has appointed a special envoy to Medjugorje. See also a reproduced article via the Free Republic.