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Archbishop Henryk Hoser said official pilgrimages may visit the site, but may not venerate the apparitions

‘Today, dioceses and other institutions can organize official pilgrimages. It’s no longer a problem.’

It’s all right for the Church to avoid taking sides on divisive issues

Is Rome changing course on Medjugorje?

The Vatican appears to be heading for an unprecedented mixed verdict

Archbishop Henryk Hoser believes the first apparitions will likely be approved

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Fr Salvatore Perrella says the Church has not yet distinguished between the phases of a particular series of apparitions

The commission was apparently much more sceptical of the later apparitions

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Despite his doubts, the Pope said the ‘spiritual and pastoral facts cannot be denied: people go there and convert’