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Vatican report on Medjugorje due this month?

Catholic World News - December 03, 2012

A Vatican commission studying the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje will release its findings by the end of this year, a French magazine has reported.

La Vie says that the Vatican commission, established by Pope Benedict XVI and chaired by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, will present its report to the Pontiff by the end of December. The French magazine did not cite any authority for its story, but in February an Italian publication made the same report. That earlier report quoted Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo as saying that “we need to finish this year.”

The reports of Marian apparitions at Medjugorje began in 1981, and the six “seers” claim that they continue to this day, taking place on a regular, predictable schedule. Interest in the “Medjugore phenomenon”—which has persisted despite the efforts of the local hierarchy to discourage it—prompted the Vatican to undertake its own investigation. Cardinal Ruini’s commission has been holding hearings under conditions of strict secrecy.

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