Fr. Vladic has been laicized, or he is no longer a priest in the church. First reports had indicated that he was defrocked, but these have been shown to be untrue. The Holy Father has paid close attention to the claimed 40,000 visions of our Lady to the six children in the Bosnian town of
Now the next important issue, to be addressed is the millions of people who have found the grace of God in Medjugorje. Did the visitors who made pilgrimages in good faith experience God? The answer is yes! Whatever the intentions of the children, Fr. Vladic, or anyone else; if a person made a pilgrimage any where and opened their heart to God they can have a conversion. In scriptures it says “faith can move mountains” so the thousands of healings are from God. He bestowed grace on the people who visited, and helped them to see their life in a new light. This grace or experience is not lessened by the validity of the visionaries; in fact it has nothing to do with it. If God touched a person’s heart in Medjugorje it was not because they stood where Mary was seen, or prayed where the children sat. Clearly, God came into them, sometimes when you leave your bubble it is easier to find God’s grace and embrace his love. So real or fake, proven or not the grace that pilgrims received in Medjugorje is real. God’s love is so powerful and He uses every opportunity to touch the hearts of men. Whether the visions are real or not has no bearing on the souls that have been saved. Pray for Fr. Vladic that he might return to the church.