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Vatican commission on Medjugorje now at work; members listed

CWN - April 13, 2010

A special commission assembled to study the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje met late in March, the Vatican has disclosed. The meeting took place in Rome shortly after the original Vatican announcement that a panel "made up of cardinals, bishops, specialists and experts" would be asked to assess the authenticity of the Medjugorje phenomena.

The April 13 Vatican announcement of the commission's meeting did not provide any details about the discussions, and in fact said the commission would proceed "with the utmost reserve."

The statement did, however, name all of the members of the commission. As previously announced, the panel is chaired by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the retired vicar of the Rome diocese. Other leading prelates on the commission are Cardinal Jozef Tomko, the retired prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization; Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Vrhbosna, the president of the episcopal conference of Bosnia-Herzegovina; Cardinal Josip Bozanic of Zagreb; Cardinal Julian Herranz, the former president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; and Archbishop Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

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  • Posted by: deacon2476427 - Apr. 13, 2010 7:06 PM ET USA

    Should there not be women on this commission?

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