Pope on Papal Flight: We Are Nearing Making Decisions on Medjugorje; Returning from Sarajevo, Responds to Journalists’ Questions
By Deborah Castellano Lubov
Vatican City State, June 07, 2015 (ZENIT.org):
On his return flight from Sarajevo last night, Pope Francis spoke to reporters where he discussed Medjugorje, arms dealers, the right way for young people to use technology, and a possible visit to Francis.
Returning from his pastoral visit to the Bosnian capital, the Holy Father was asked on the current position of the Church regarding the apparitions of Medjugorje. “We are about to make decisions and then they will be communicated,” the Pontiff replied.
In 1981, six children first reported visions of the Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town. Since then, it has been a major pilgrimage site. However, some believe the apparitions are a hoax.
The commission of inquiry on Medjugorje, presided over by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, did a good job, the Pope said. He added that Cardinal Gerard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, held a special meeting on the theme of the Marian apparitions in the Bosnian town.