“For 40 years now there have been controversies on the Medjugorje theme, relating to the issue of the apparitions but also as regards pastoral activity”. This was stated by Msgr. Henryk Hoser, special apostolic visitor to the parish of Medjugorje, during the opening press conference of the traditional Festival of young people, inaugurated on August 1st.
He specified that “some are fervent supporters of Medjugorje, others are against it but I reply to them: ‘Come and see’ and you can bear witness”. Archbishop Hoser said that “since May 2019, when the ban on priests and bishops to organize pilgrimages fell, we have had many cardinals, bishops and archbishops but the pandemic has stopped everything”. “We don’t know how many people can come now – he said -, those who will be able to cross the border with the coronavirus test that certifies their health in order ”.