Medugorje - Set
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The issue of postage stamp “Medjugorje 2012” is dedicated to one of European’s largest Marian shrines, which is visited every year by millions of pilgrims. On 25th June 1981, six young people from Herzegovinian parish Medjugorje on the hill Crnica, on the part called Podbrdo (Apparition HIll), had an encounter with the woman, who they recognized as Our Lady. They were: Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, Ivan Dragicevic, Marija Pavlovic and Jakov Colo. From that day till today, the Our Lady calls mankind on peace between the God and man, to peace between people.
There are three special places in Medjugorje. The parish church dedicated to the patron of pilgrims - St. Jacob, the Apparition Hill, where the visionaries first testified about encounter with the Lady and the Cross Mountain, the place of worshiping of Christ’s passion and devotion to the Way of the Cross.
Although the Church hasn’t given its opinion on apparitions, many believers who pilgrimages to Our Lady receive the attention and pastoral care of priests. In early 2010, the International Investigation Commission on Medjugorje at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican was established. The members of the Commission are cardinals, bishops and experts who will work on a confidential basis and the results of the study will be submitted to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.