More on Cardinal Parolin’s recent quote to Croatia media...
The is a Google translation for part of the report that appeared in Swedish via Vatican Radio...
"In addition to the supernatural events, the pastoral care of pilgrims is important. It is the will of the Holy See to help legitimize the phenomenon so that the believers who come here can listen to the word of God, celebrate the sacraments, and experience true faithfulness. "
‘Legitimize” instead of “regulate”
So what aspects of Medjugorje could be considered “illegitimate” (“not authorised by the law; not in accordance with accepted standards or rules.”)
I suspect that when the Holy See does pronounce officially on the outcome of the international commission’s investigation into the ‘phenomenon’, it will also make clear what it considers to be in breach of the law. Unlike, the Zadar declaration there will be no ‘middle ground’ pronouncement. It will be made clear what is acceptable and what isn’t, so that the faithful are not misled.
I’m guessing no move to declare Medjugore a pontifical sanctuary will happen until the Mostar bishop retires in 18 months time, but during that period moves will be put in place ready for the date of February 2, 2019.
Followers of Mirjana’s messages and her claims will know that the seer has said the choice of the 2nd of the month date is for a reason, which will be understood in time.