Since October of the previous year, Bishop Pavao Zanic began changing his opinion concerning the Medjugorje apparitions. He eventually stopped believing in the apparitions altogether. On April 3, he interviewed the visionaries, and then concluded the apparitions were a Franciscan plot. When the conflict between the Franciscans and Bishop Zanic first started the previous fall, Our Lady was questioned about it. Her response was:
Through all the years of conflict since the beginning, there was no better advice Our Lady could have given.