Letter From Ivan to Ukraine

by admin on March 20, 2022

March 17, 2022

My dear people of Ukraine,

Praise be Jesus and Mary! I wish to greet you from my heart. In June of 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to me and 5 others in our village of Medjugorje. She came to us at a time of great suffering. It was the time when communism was at its peak causing the upheaval of nations, the stripping of human dignity and the slaughter of the innocent, including the religious and clergy. Communism tried to enforce an indoctrination that God does not exist. She came to us as the Queen of Peace saying that Her Son Jesus sent Her to help us. The central message of Medjugorje is summarized in Our Lady’s own words: “Peace, peace and only peace. May peace reign in the world; may peace reign in each person’s heart. Peace must reign between God and man and among all men.” How very much these words resonate for us all today. The Queen of Peace came to offer us consolation in our sorrows, encouragement in our despair and a firm assurance that God does truly exist and that He is with us. God hears our cries; He is our peace.

My dear friends of the Ukraine, Our Lady is with you to help you. She too, like in Medjugorje, is offering you abundant consolation in your sorrows, encouragement and hope in these grim moments and a firm assurance that God is truly with you through this ordeal. Also, the Virgin herself is personally interceding for each of you. It is Our Lady’s role to intercede for Her children in need.

My dear friends, you are not forgotten. There are tens of millions of people around the world who follow the message and call of the Queen of Peace who are praying and sacrificing for you at this moment. Our Lady has so often comforted us in her messages by saying, “I am with you.” My dear friends of the Ukraine, Our Mother is with you in in a very special way.

In the name of Jesus and Mary I am extending my spirit of encouragement and consolation to all of you. I am personally recommending to Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, all the bishops, the leaders and the entire people of the Ukraine especially at this moment to give you the needed strength and hope. God bless you.

Ivan Dragicevic


by admin on December 1, 2021

A New Apostolic Visitator for Medjugorje Appointed

The Press Office of the Holy See announced today at noon, November 27, 2021, the news that Pope Francis had appointed Archbishop Msgr. Aldo Cavalli, titular Archbishop Vibo Valentia (Vibo Valentia – lat. Dioecesis Vibonensis), former Apostolic Nuncio to the Netherlands, as the Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje, indefinitely and ad nutum Sanctae Sedis.

It is a continuation of the mission carried out in Medjugorje by Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., who died on August 13, 2021 in Warsaw.

Msgr. Aldo Cavalli was born on October 18, 1946 in Lecco (Italy). He was ordained a priest of the diocese of Bergamo on March 18, 1971.  After being ordained to the priesthood, he taught literature at the Seminary, during which time he completed his studies in political science at a Catholic university. He has been at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome since 1975, crowning his stay with a postgraduate degree in theology and ecclesiastical law. He served in several nunciatures as the Secretary and in the State Secretariat of the Holy See. He was ordained a bishop on August 26, 1996 in the Cathedral of Bergamo. He has been the Apostolic Nuncio to Chile, Colombia, Malta and Libya, and since March 21 2015, he has been the Nuncio to the Netherlands and the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

On the occasion of this appointment, the Provincial of the Franciscan Province of Herzegovina, Fr. Miljenko Šteko, said: “I express my deepest gratitude to the Holy Father Pope Francis for appointing a new Apostolic Visitator with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje, represented by Archbishop Cavalli.  We see this appointment as a sign of the careful attention of the High Priest for this place of pilgrimage.  We welcome the new Apostolic Visitor with a deep sense of gratitude and respect as his predecessor, the benevolent Msgr. Hoser, whose birthday is, quite significantly, on this day.  May the new Apostolic Visitor in the new ministry, by which he represents the Holy Father and the Holy See in Medjugorje and in the local Church, be accompanied by the heavenly help of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary!”

“I am truly happy because of this news. I was wonderfully surprised by the news that Pope Francis had appointed Msgr. Aldo Cavalli as the new Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje. We are grateful to God for Msgr. Henryk Hoser for being with us and for having done so much for Medjugorje and we believe that Msgr. Cavalli shall continue his path. We are glad for this news. Thank you, Pope Francis, for sending us Archbishop Cavalili as Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje”, said the parish priest of Medjugorje, Fr. Marinko Šakota, after the announcement of this news.


The interview with Archbishop Henryk Hoser for the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Medjugorje

June 25, 2021

Fr. Łukasz Gołaś SAC: I greet Archbishop Msgr. Henryk Hoser on this important day, on the 40th Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Medjugorje, June 24-25. This is a very important anniversary, it is important time in Medjugorje where pilgrims arrived, but I think it is important all over the world too.   Archbishop Msgr. Henryk […]

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January 30, 2021

Dear American pilgrims, I am addressing you from Medjugorje, from this place that you like, that you visit often during normal times. However, because of the pandemic we are going through difficult times not only in the United States, not only in the world, but also here in Medjugorje. We suffer because of the situation […]

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Vatican Authorizes Church Organized Pilgrimages

May 13, 2019

May 12, 2019 We want to share an important announcement from the Vatican regarding Medjugorje. This is another step forward in the Vatican’s formal approval of Medjugorje. For anyone not closely following the Church’s position on Medjugorje, let me provide a brief summary. Before I continue there will be a local food drive recollecting food […]

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Vatican mission begins in Medjugorje

July 24, 2018

July 22, 2018, is marked as one of the most important days in the history of the parish of Medjugorje. After recently being appointed as Apostolic Visitor to Medjugorje for an indefinite period of time by Pope Francis (see official letter at the end of this post), retired Archbishop Henryk Hoser celebrated Sunday Mass at […]

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Press Release: Appointment of Apostolic visitation team with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje

May 31, 2018

On May 31, 2018, the Holy Father appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., retired bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje, for an indefinite time, and ad nutum Sanctae Sedis. It is exclusively for the pastoral ministry, continuing on the mission of the Special Envoy of the Holy […]

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The devotion of Medjugorje is allowed. It’s not prohibited, and need not be done in secret.

December 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017 – From Aleteia, Saint Ambrose of Milan “The devotion of Medjugorje is allowed. It’s not prohibited, and need not be done in secret,” confirmed Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga, Poland, now some months after being sent to Medjugorje by Pope Francis to evaluate not the veracity of the apparitions, but the state of […]

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Vatican Delegate Expects Holy See To Approve Medjugorje Apparitions

September 1, 2017

August 21, 2017 Archbishop Henryk Hoser, who was sent to Medjugorje by Pope Francis in March to investigate the spiritual welfare of the community, has said that he expects the Holy See to approve the reported apparitions there.Archbishop Hoser said that there is “every indication” that the Vatican will recognize at least the first reported […]

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Amazing News From the Vatican On Medjugorje – The Ruini Report

May 25, 2017

Many of you have been following the recent statements given by Cardinal Schonborn, Cardinal Hoser, and others on Medjugorje. We have all been waiting patiently to hear news about the 2010-2014 special commission, established by Pope Benedict, which continued the investigation into the ongoing apparitions in Medjugorje. The wait is now over! The Ruini report, […]

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