On March 22, 1995, visionary, Vicka, went to Rome with 350 wounded and crippled Croatian soldiers, where Pope John Paul II gave them a private audience. She was the translator (Italian-Croatian) and the Pope immediately recognized her. He asked her:
â€œAre you not Vicka from Medjugorje?â€
Vicka then offered him a Rosary saying:
â€œI guess you have many rosaries already, but this one is special as it was blessed by the Gospa during an apparition.â€
The Pope said to her:
â€œPray to the Madonna for me, I pray for you.â€
He prayed over her a long time and blessed her.