I may have to change my views about Pope Francis if this report turns out to have any truth in it.
If he really does say “NO” to the Medjugorje phenomenon, such an act of courage (for make no mistake how pervasive the Medjugorje influence is in the Church) would make me eat my words. Well, some of them.
Edit: A “pingback” to this post has appeared in Fr. Zuhlsdorf’s comments; I confess I don’t know how they work so its appearance is unintentional. I discovered this because there were suddenly many hundreds of visitors (no doubt disappointed ones, most of them, as this post adds zero to what the good Father has on his blog). I mostly write this blog as a personal exercise and didn’t intend to self-publicise in this way. I hope that readers will therefore feel free to critique what they find here, should they wish to, in the spirit of open and frank dialogue. That I am a Medjugorje sceptic should be in no doubt, however.