Medjugorje Marian visions – not out of the blue

“Hapsburg Austria occupied Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1878, terminating four centuries of Muslim Ottoman rule. They then decided to regularize the position of the Catholic Church in their new province by restoring an episcopal hierarchy. But in Herzegovina, the Franciscans had tilled this particular corner of the Lord’s vineyard alone, under Muslim persecution, and without bishops, for […]

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