Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sestola day of prayer is cancelled

Cardinal Müller shuts down another ‘Medjugorje’ prayer meeting in Italy...

The prayer gathering for youth and family scheduled at Sestola in Italy on June 21 has been cancelled by parish authorities after receiving notification from Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, prohibiting the meeting.

The Medjugorje visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic and her husband Mario had been invited by the organisers to give testimony. Vicka attended the annual event the previous two years.

The all-day event was due to be streamed live on the internet.
Notice of the cancellation was announced on the Italian website,

It is not the first time the CDF prefect has issued instructions to Italian bishops concerning Medjugorje prayer days. It is understood that ‘reminders’ were sent to bishops of two Italian dioceses in October 2014 because of the advertised presence of Medjugorje seer Vicka Ivankovic at two prayer meetings, and earlier this month a scheduled visit by Ivan Dragicevic to Mestrino in Padua was also cancelled following the CDF’s intervention.

It now seems to be the case that Cardinal Müller is intent on discouraging any witness outside of the Medjugorje parish by the six seers associated with the phenomenon and by its promoters. The CDF prefect has issued prohibition notices, reported so far, in three countries: USA, Spain and Italy.

It is not known if Cardinal Müller has taken steps to prevent the seers witnessing at Medjugorje.

UPDATE: Saturday, May 30
Ivan Dragicevic will testify to pilgrims at Medjugorje this afternoon at 3:30pm local time

UPDATE: Friday, May 29
Ivan Dragicevic, with his prayer group, will climb Medjugorje’s Apparition Hill tonight to pray and receive the apparition of Our Lady at 10pm local time.