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The following is the latest update on the new Medjugorje Commission established by the Vatican:
 


“The International Investigative Commission on Medjugorje met for its first session on 26 March 2010.”
 


“The Commission, presided over by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, His Holiness' vicar general emeritus for the diocese of Rome, is composed of the following members: Cardinal Jozef Tomko, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples; Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Vrhbosna, president of the Bishops' Conference of Bosnia-Herzegovina; Cardinal Josip Bozanic, Archbishop of Zagreb and vice-president of the Council of European Bishops' Conference; Cardinal Julian Herranz, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Msgr. Tony Anatrella, psychoanalyst and specialist in Social Psychiatry; Msgr. Pierangelo Sequeri, professor of Fundamental Theology at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy; Fr. David Maria Jaeger, O.F.M., consultant to the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; Fr. Zdzislaw Jozef Kijas, O.F.M. Conv., relator of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Fr. Salvatore M. Perrella, O.S.M., teacher of Mariology at the Pontifical Marianum Faculty of Theology; and Fr. Achim Schutz, professor of Theological Anthropology at the Pontifical Lateran University as secretary. Msgr. Krzysztof Nykiel, an officer of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith serves as additional secretary.”
 


“Other experts have also participated in the commission's work: Fr. Franjo Topic, professor of Fundamental Theology in Sarajevo; Fr. Mijo Nikic, S.J., professor of Psychology and Psychology of Religion at the Philosophical and Theological Institute of the Society of Jesus in Zagreb, Fr. Mihaly Szentmartoni, S.J., professor of Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University, and Sr. Veronica Nela Gaspar, professor of Theology at Rijeka.”
 


“As announced previously, the work of the Commission will be carried out with the utmost reserve. Its conclusions will be submitted to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith for study.”
 

As reported by the Vatican Information Service - OP/ VIS 20100413 (320)




 


Concerning the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje:



A Friend of Medjugorje has never been concerned with the Church approval of Medjugorje. He does not sit around biting his nails, praying for this to happen, filled with anxiety that this must happen soon. The approval of Medjugorje is the Church’s responsibility. It is the Church’s job to make the final judgment in God’s perfect timing.



What he believes our job is, speaking of those who call themselves the children of Our Lady, is to live and promote Her messages—strongly and without reserve. It is our responsibility to give the Church the fruit of our lives that are based in the messages of Medjugorje so that the Church has something of which to judge these apparitions. The work we do for Our Lady, the carriers of peace we become through living Her messages is the testimony that we give not only to the Church, but to the entire world that these apparitions are from God. This is our responsibility, our role in God’s design. A Friend of Medjugorje always says, leave the Church to its responsibility to judge the fruit from the tree of Medjugorje, and we should always be in peace.



Soon, we will be releasing a new button on Medjugorje.com concerning Church Approval. It will expand these thoughts by A Friend of Medjugorje and give you greater confidence that Medjugorje is right where God wants it for the time being, without official approval of the Church, but the right to be embraced and promoted under the rules of Canon Law for private revelation.

 

In the Peace of Our Lady,

Medjugorje.com

Pat sammon
Leeds, United Kingdom
as usual your words are full of truth and wisdom. by living her messages faithfully we become bearers of her peace, and 2by their fruits you shouall know them2 is the fruit of authenticity, not agitation and dissension. the billboard project is amazing. can we have them for england? god bless pat
Regina Potestades
Manila, Philippines
I know from my heart,Medjugorje apparitions are true. My constant reading of the messages got me healed. I dont feel the pains in my heart anymore I find peace and rest. Mama Mary thank you. Lord God, thank you for giving us your mother. As she was inviting us to be her disciple, I decided to compile all her messages and giving it out to people here as newsletter and I hope these people would also experience what I had experienced.
Norman holland
Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom
i thank with all my heart pope benedict xv1 , setting up this commision on medjugorje, its wonderfull news, when i first heard the news, my heart danced with joy, i know medjugorje is true, ive allways known, i was cured of a growth their by our lady, during apparition with ivan , my mission is to spread the good news of our ladys work, and medjugorje is most definately the work of our lady and the holy spirit,please pray for marian
Judy
Portsmouth,, United Kingdom
Vicka said recently in an interview given to BBC Northern Ireland on a programme about Medjugorje, that Our Lady said it is important that we realise that WE are the church and that we believe. As for the ecclesial authorities, we are not to worry about that. Our Lady is taking care of that.
Michael
Scottsdale, Arizona - USA
You are so right, it will happen in God's time. This sight has done so much for renewing my faith and love for Mary. Thanks
Angie Soetaert
Staples, Minnesota - USA
I didn't know if the Church would ever even be able to approve the apparitions especially since most apparitions were approved after Mary stopped appearing. God's will be done. I am unworthy but thankful for the grace of faith that I have been given to believe. "Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God" Eph 2:8
Linda
Bethel, Pennsylvania - USA
Thank you mej.com for all of your efforts in keeping us updated though for many of us believers, it is not necessary.
James
Franklin, USA
I agree... Medjugorje is right where God wants it.