Yesterday the internet was abuzz with reports that the CDF had held its feria quarta and decided negatively against Medjugorje.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has reached a negative conclusion regarding the authenticity of the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, according to Italian media reports.
The CDF reportedly held a feria quarta meeting on June 24, at which the prelates discussed the findings of a special papal commission that had investigated the Medjugorje phenomenon. According to several Italian journalists—notably Vatican-watcher Gianluca Barile—the CDF agreed with that commission’s finding that there is no evidence of supernatural activity at Medjugorje.
Frankly, as I remarked privately to several persons, I was surprised and skeptical about the tone of the report.
Turns out my skepticism may have been warranted. Andrea Tornielli reports that the feria quarta has not taken place and will not until after the summer. Further, that many involved in that meeting have not yet even received the prepared dossier. [Google Translate]
The Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, had explained that, in effect, the “feria quarta” about Medjugorje had not yet been carried out. So Vatican Insider was able to verify, will not take place until after the summer. Participate in meetings of the “fair quarter” 25 people, including cardinals and bishops, among them are the Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Fernando Filoni, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Francesco Coccopalmerio, Archbishop of Naples, Crescenzio Sepe, the arzpbispo Vienna, Cristoph Schönborn (very positive about the phenomenon of Medjugorje) and Bordeaux Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard.
This is the place where the case is examined. Members of the “feria quarta” have not yet received the material, so it does not yet know the text prepared by the commission Ruini. other working materials from the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, led to the conclusions of the ex-president of the Episcopal Conference of Italy group may be added. Of cualqueir way, the outcome of the debate of “fair quarter” will be an authorized seem, but only advisory, which will be presented to Pope Francisco so you can make a decision.