Archbishop Emilio Ognjenovic

Archbishop Emilio Ognjenovic

Archbishop Emilio Ognjenovic, from the Argentinean archdiocese of Merced-Lujan, stated that he spoke to Pope John Paul II the week he was ordained a bishop. The Holy Father told him:

“If I was not the Pope I would be in Medjugorje hearing Confessions.”

Archbishop Ognjenovic went on to say that the Pope also told him:

“…You should accompany pilgrims there, people will pray, they can have Confessions, and people will change their lives…”

Visionary, Marija, when she met the Holy Father in 1982, said that he said the same thing to her:

“If I were not the Pope, I would be there [in Medjugorje] hearing Confessions.”

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