Much to the dismay and consternation of the police, 70,000 people, primarily Croatians, climbed Mt. Krizevac for Mass for the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. With the Cross there was strength. Marija told a Friend of Medjugorje that not even when Communism was at its heights did the authorities try to take the Cross down. Marija said they did not have the strength.