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Medugorje piligrimiage

Medugorje piligrimiage
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Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Medugorie
Medugorje piligrimiage

The story of Medugorje is well known to most Catholics. In 1981 six teenagers were playing together in the hills between the villages of Medugorje and Bijakovici.
It was on this barren hillside that Mother Mary appeared and spoke to them. When the children told their parents the first reaction was skepticism. The apparitions, however, did not cease. She appeared again and again and soon made believers out of even the most vocal of critics. Since then it is estimated that over 15 million people have visited this tiny place. This sleepy Herzegovina village has become the second largest Catholic pilgrimage site in the world.