May 13, 2019 A.D.
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Yesterday, the Vatican News reported that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has authorized official pilgrimages to Medjugorje.
While the ability to pilgrimage to Medjugorje is not something new, in the sense that pilgrimages to Medjugorje have always been allowed, this is a shift from the obscurity which has been put out to interpret that people cannot go to Medjugorje.
This authorization about official pilgrimages, is unmistakable in its meaning, that one can promote in their home dioceses and parishes. This statement does not authenticate Medjugorje, but clearly allows bishops and priests to not only allow Medjugorje pilgrimages, but they cannot prevent or block Medjugorje spreading, nor through silence as if it is a taboo. Bishops, pastors and parishes can endorse pilgrimages to Medjugorje and must allow it’s propagation like any other ministries in their diocese.
This is what we have been saying, especially since January of this year.
Green Light Medjugorje
Again, to be explicitly clear, the Holy Father’s authorization is a legal clarification of what no one can object to. Previously, many were hiding behind the interpretation of the 1991 Zadar Declaration, and the November 7, 2013, statement through the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States from Cardinal Gerhard Muller, in saying that people cannot go to Medjugorje. This new authorization surpasses this, while not official declaring the apparitions supernatural.
If one wants to go to Medjugorje, bring their church parish, advertise it in their parish bulletin, Diocese newspaper, etc., then one can act upon the Sensus Fidelium, that we are free to publicly endorse, from the pulpits, pilgrimages to Medjugorje. A bishop or pastor cannot stop one now from doing this, as it is an “authorization of official pilgrimages” of parishes and dioceses.
Green Light Medjugorje,
Following are the screenshots of the Vatican’s Announcements, May 12 and May 13, 2019