by Jimmy Akin Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:12 PM Comments (4)
Has Pope Francis reached a decision on Medjugorje? Here are 7 things to know and share.
Medjugorje Today is reporting that Pope Francis has made his decision regarding the reported apparitions at Medjugorje, though the results have not been announced.
Here are 7 things to know and share . . .
1) What is the source of the claim?
Fr. Kevin Devine, an American priest who has said English-language Masses in Medjugorje for a number of years made the claim after such a Mass on June 25th.
2) Where did he get his information?
From Fr. Miljenko Steko, the Franciscan provincial of the territory in which Medjugorje is located.
3) What did he say?
According to Medjugorje Today:
“Recently, the Provincial of the Franciscans here in Medjugorje (Fr. Miljenko Steko, ed.) was in Rome for a meeting of Superiors of religious communities. In the course of that stay in Rome, he along with so many others had a few moments personally with Pope Francis” Fr. Kevin Devine began his account of Fr. Miljenko Steko’s meeting with the Pope.
“Pope Francis was standing there, welcoming them, and the Provincial said ”I am the Provincial of the area in which Medjugorje is located.” And the Holy Father’s response was: ”Pray that I have made the right decision”. And we are happy for that and we continue to pray that his decision will be announced soon, and of course we are sure that his discernment and his decision-making is guided especially by the Holy Spirit. But keep those prayers going” Fr. Kevin Devine continued.