Cardinal and seer opened Cross replica
Central America now has its own version of the Youth Festival in Medjugorje, and Danli, Honduras has a precise replica of the Cross on top of Cross Mountain. On February 7, the openings of both were witnessed by the local Cardinal as well as by Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic.
Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras and Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic were both among the speakers when about 4,000 young Catholics from 12 countries opened the first annual Youth Festival in Danli, Honduras, that took place on February 7-9.
After the festival was officially opened, the participants attended the solemn inauguration of an exact replica of the Cross from Cross Mountain in Medjugorje which has been built on a mountain outside of Danli, the local newspaper El Heraldo reports.
The only difference from the Cross in Medjugorje is the size: 20 meters tall, the Honduran replica is more than twice as tall as the original.
From Medjugorje, parish vicar Fr. Danko Perutina also participated in opening the Youth Festival which he oversees in Medjugorje and has been instrumental in taking to Honduras.
Cardinal Maradiaga has been considered what the Italians call “papabile”, a possible future Pope, for a number of years.
The Catholic Church in Honduras has actively supported the construction of the Cross replica. Like in Medjugorje, the prayer devotion of the Stations of the Cross is facilitated during the climb to the top.
Further financial aid for the construction of the Cross has come from the Universite of the Queen of Peace in Danli, named from the title the Virgin Mary is using for her apparitions in Medjugorje.Attend an apparition – travel with Medjugorje Today