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Documents on the case

Date Author Document type Topic
25 Mar 1985 Most Rev. Pavao Zanic,
Bishop of Mostar
episcopal directive Letter to Fr. Tomislav Pervan, directing him to cease publicizing messages and remove the apparition activity from the parish church.
9 Jan 1987 His Eminence Franjo Cardinal Kuharic,
President, Bishops' Conference of Yugoslavia, and
Most Rev. Pavao Zanic,
Bishop of Mostar
episcopal directive The Bishops' Conference investigation is announced; pilgrimages and other manifestations of belief in the apparitions are forbidden.
25 Jul 1987 Most Rev. Pavao Zanic,
Bishop of Mostar
episcopal statement Sermon at Medjugorje; forbids visiting priests from celebrating Mass
11 Jul 1988 Miss Marija Pavlovic source material Miss Pavlovic retracts a previous alleged message from Our Lady
Feb 1990 Most Rev. Pavao Zanic
Bishop of Mostar
episcopal statement Reasons for disbelieving in the alleged supernatural character of the messages
28 Nov 1990 Yugoslav Bishops' Conference episcopal statement Judgment: non constat de supernaturalitate
Oct 1993 Most Rev. Ratko Peric,
Bishop of Mostar
interview Reviews how Church authorities came to their conclusions
11 Oct 1994 Most Rev. Ratko Peric,
Bishop of Mostar
episcopal statement At the synod on religious life, Bp. Peric appeals to the Holy See for help regarding "confusion and division" in the diocese.
23 March 1996 Most Rev. Tarcisio Bertone,
Secretary, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
CDF interpretation repeats ban on parish and diocesan pilgrimages
19 Jun 1996 Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, director, Holy See Press Office answer to journalists' questions quotes from the 1991 BCY statement at Zadar
Jan 1997 Most Rev. Ratko Peric,
Bishop of Mostar
interview Arguments proposed by Medjugorje supporters
16 May 1997 Rev. Ante Luburic, Chancellor, Diocese of Mostar diocesan statement Ongoing disobedience related to Medjugorje
Oct 1997 Most Rev. Ratko Peric,
Bishop of Mostar
letter The bishop's opinion: the apparition is proven to be not supernatural
May 1998 Most Rev. Tarcisio Bertone,
Secretary, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
CDF interpretation official pilgrimages forbidden, personal/private pilgrimages not forbidden
21 July 1998 Most Rev. Ratko Peric,
Bishop of Mostar
episcopal statement Discusses permissible and non-permissible visits