Visionary Ivanka is invited on June 15, 1987 to meet with Cardinal Gordan Joseph Gray of Scotland in his Episcopal office in Edinburgh. The meeting lasted several hours and was a joyful visit. Cardinal Gray confided his desire to go to Medjugorje to Ivanka but because of ill health, it has not been possible. He did say to Ivanka that:
â€œI know that the Pope wanted the Marian Year because of the messages of our Blessed Lady of Medjugorje. I know that the Pope privately accepts the apparitions of Medjugorjeâ€¦because what confirms the truth of these apparitions is the fruit.â€
Ivanka was very pleased to hear Cardinal Gray’s testimony in regards to the Holy Father.