The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, announced that on October 8, 2000, he, along with the whole Universal Church, would make an Act of Entrustment of the next millennium to Mary, the Mother of God, the Queen of Peace. In the desire to see the Entrustment spread and known so that a greater number of people would join their prayers with those of the Holy Father and the world’s bishops, a Friend of Medjugorje, founder of Caritas of Birmingham, designed and printed posters that explained the importance of this event. Hundreds of posters were sent out to Our Lady’s followers who placed them in their Churches, parishes, schools and prayer groups around the United States and other countries. One poster was sent to a friend of Caritas who was in Rome. She was able to present it directly to Pope John Paul II in a private audience with him a couple of weeks before the date of the Entrustment. She was allowed to explain that this prayer movement was inspired through Medjugorje and that the Cross pictured was of Cross Mountain in Medjugorje. John Paul II looked intently at the poster, reading it and looking at the Cross, and then lifted his hand in blessing over it.