In a personal meeting with the Holy Father, Msgr. George Hamilton Pearce, Archbishop of the Fiji Islands, recorded the following words of John Paul II in regards to Medjugorje.
â€œWe had many humorous remarks from Pope John Paul II. Somebody asked him why he had not been to Medjugorje yet, and he answered, â€˜It has not been approved yet.’â€
Msgr. Pearce spoke of a conversation he had with Mirjana that morning.
â€œMirjana told us this morning that John Paul told her that if he were not the Pope, he would have gone to Medjugorje long ago.â€