Marija: Jesus talking helps the Vatican

The unexpected Christmas message from the Infant Jesus will help the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti tells on Croatian tv. The station’s Rome correspondent confirms granting shrine status and upholding status quo on authenticity as most likely outcomes.

Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti

Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti

Christmas Day’s surprise in Medjugorje, the Infant Jesus standing up on the Virgin Mary’s lap to give the message instead of her, will echo in ways that go beyond Medjugorje, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti told the Croatian tv station HRT on December 28.

In the news broadcast, HRT initially notes that “Marija believes this new development will also help the Vatican Commission that examines Medjugorje.”

“For the Commission, and for all others, it will be another great, an even greater incentive for the apparitions. I expect it to be good” Marija next tells HRT.

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Silvije Tomasevic

In the same broadcast, the tv station’s Rome correspondent Silvije Tomasevic agrees that the message from the Infant Jesus will be a topic for the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to which the Commission on Medjugorje is to hand over its report.

“This is an additional element (to consider) for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” says Tomasevic.

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One week before Christmas, a Croatian newspaper reinforced shrine status for Medjugorje as a likely outcome of the work of the Vatican Commission. Now the Vatican correspondent of Croatia’s main tv station is reporting the same, based on sources in Rome. Photo: Stefano Pertusati

Based on his talks with Vatican sources, HRT’s Rome correspondent confirms what has become the dominant image of the most likely outcome of the Commission headed by Cardinal Camillo Ruini: Officially granting Medjugorje shrine status – and maintaining the undecided status quo as to the authenticity of the apparitions.

“Two possible options regarding the phenomenon of Medjugorje are spoken of in the Vatican. One is that Medjugorje will be elevated to the level of shrine. (…)  The second option is maintaining the position taken by the Yugoslav Bishops Conference in 1991: that you cannot yet say, or that it is still not possible to conclude that this is a supernatural phenomenon” Silvije Tomasevic reports from Rome.

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Cardinal Camillo Ruini

“The least likely option is recognizing the supernatural nature of the apparitions, and bestowing the Church’s confirmation of this” the correspondent adds.

No reported apparition has ever been officially recognized by the Catholic Church by a time when the visionaries say the apparitions are still going on.

Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti interviewed by HRT, December 28th 2012

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