I'm really excited that this commission is meeting. I want the issues around the purported apparition to be done. As I currently see it, the divisions caused by this event are both divisive and unhelpful.

The commission, which has been working in strict secrecy, is studying the shrine and in particular reports of Marian apparitions at Medjugorje which began in 1981.

Some people know that I am very skeptical of this event being a true apparitions. I will neither support it or deny it until the investigation is complete. My largest concern, however, is that if the events at Medjugorje are deemed inauthentic there will be a lot of disillusioned people.