Pope Smiles for Medjugorje

Friday, December 03, 2010

Posted by Pilgrim

Pope Benedict smiles for Medjugorje!
• When the Pope mentioned Medjugorje in welcoming Croatian pilgrims to Rome on Wednesday, a cheer erupted from a section of the audience and Benedict looked up from his notes, smiled, then raised his right hand to acknowledge the group of applauding and cheering Croats. The photo above shows the Pope’s reaction. Time and date of smile: 12:25, Wednesday, December 1, 2010.
Hvaljen Isus i Marija PRAISED BE JESUS AND MARY!• Benedict ended his welcome to the pilgrims from the Medjugorje parish with the words: “Hvaljen Isus i Marija!”
Last year, on December 30, cardinal Christoph Schönborn began his homily in St James church with the same words: “Hvaljen Isus i Marija” a Croatian phrase that means “Praised be Jesus and Mary.” This is a much-used greeting among the visionaries and Medjugorje villagers. The cardinal repeated it several times and urged the congregation to repeat it with him.
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