(Source: Children of Medjugorje)

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Viva Francis, Pope of the Americas! On the evening of March 13th (Marthe Robin’s birthday), we were glued to our computer screen, waiting for the red curtain to open. Then we saw an unknown figure appear, a Cardinal whom no journalist made mention of, a Cardinal whom the Holy Spirit had secretly set apart. He is one to Our Lady’s liking: humble, determined, firm in the Church’s faith, a fighter for the Gospel before a hostile government – in short a friend of simplicity and filled with charity for all! While the journalists are still talking, the Christian media is giving good commentaries on his person and his work.

I [Sr. Emmanuel] don’t need to add anything else to these reports,

but here are a few points closely related to Medjugorje for which we give thanks to God:

– For years the Archbishop of Buenos Aires had been following the events in Medjugorje and gave them credit.

– He welcomed Fr. Jozo Zovko while on his mission in Argentina.

– He welcomed Fr. Danko last year, for his mission through Argentina. (Fr. Danko is a Franciscan from St. James parish in Medjugorje, well known by pilgrims.)

– Cardinal Bergoglio allowed Ivan to spread his witness in Buenos Aires early this March.

– One of his first initiatives, the day after his election, was to consecrate his Pontificate to the Blessed Mother. He went to Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica at 8:00 am, brought a bouquet of flowers for the Virgin Mary and prayed silently in front of her Icon. Didn’t the Gospa ask in Medjugorje that we always begin our work with a prayer and finish it with giving thanks?

– For the past 3 years his confessor has been a Franciscan from Herzegovina! For the previous 30 years his confessor had been Fr. Berislav Ostojic, a Jesuit and a Croatian (now deceased).

– Last, he is the one who will enfold the workings of the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje once Pope Emeritus Benedict hands over the file to him, which is hopefully positive. Let’s pray that its contents will be released soon.