It is reported by medjugorje.net that Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, has arrived in Medjugorje today to celebrate the New Year and enjoy a few days of quiet prayer time. On his first visit to Medjugorje, the cardinal was greeted by Fr Petar Vlasic the pastor of St James, and met with other Franciscan friars including former pastor, Fr Tomislav Pervan (pictured above with the Cardinal when they met today).
Cardinal Schönborn shared that he plans to spend time with the Cenacolo Community and meet with Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti, one of the six visionaries of Medjugorje. He intends to be available to hear confessions and will be celebrating midnight Mass at St James church on New Year’s Eve.
• picture by Mate, medjugorje.net