I was surprised to read the latest comments from the Francis team at Medjugorje a few days back.
Speaking to Aleteia last week, Archbishop Henryk Hoser said: “Today dioceses and other institutions can organize official pilgrimages. It is no longer a problem.”
He also said: “The devotion of Medjugorje is allowed. It’s not prohibited, and need not be done in secret.”
I would think before a local bishop could make a statement in a newspaper, we would first get the changed status from the Vatican. I hate to say it, but I concluded this was just another screwball contradiction of the Magisterium. I mean the real Magisterium.
But the bishop backtracked today. I had to read the message a few times to crack the code. He's articulating the current position of the Church: If you'd like to organize a pilgrimage to Bosnia to go to Mass, knock yourselves out - the 'seers' and their "messages" are forbidden - we're all waiting for the shoe to drop - and it isn't "if" but "when".
So it appears he misspoke. There's a lot of that going around
Save yourself the money and work, get in your car and go to your local parish.