Fr. Jozo is released from prison. Forty thousand people had signed a petition for his release. He was forbidden by the police from serving in Medjugorje and so was assigned to various parishes until eventually he was sent to St. Elijah’s Parish in Tihaljina. Pilgrims in Medjugorje began traveling to St. Elijah’s to hear Fr. Jozo speak. He said of his experience in prison, that every priest should have to serve time in prison for his faith. The trial by fire deeply strengthened his faith and his courage. He became more and more outspoken for Our Lady and Medjugorje.