Marija on Sicily

35,000 people are expected when Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti will talk and have a public apparition on Sicily’s largest stadium on Saturday, April 21. Among the crowd will be a leading Mariologist and member of the Vatican Commission to investigate the Medjugorje events.

Father Salvatore Perrella

On April 21, a member of the Vatican Commission on Medjugorje will have a first-hand experience of an apparition when Father Salvatore Perrella joins an expected 35,000 people for visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti’s appearance in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, the regional newspaper Il Fatto Nisseno reports.

The event will take place at La Favorita, the biggest football stadium on the south Italian island where a full house is expected on Saturday.

Usually the home ground of Italian top football club U.S. Citta di Palermo, the city’s municipal stadium has a capacity of 35,000 spectators. No vacant seats are expected when visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti visits on April 21

Father Perrella, who turned 60 on April 16, is a Mariologist and so an expert on the life, role and theology of the Virgin Mary. Since 2011, he has served as Dean of the Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum in Rome. He is also a professor of dogmatic theology and has taught at several leading Catholic universities in Italy.

As an unusual component of the Palermo event, Marija will be interviewed by Riccardo Caniato, editor of the magazine Studi Cattolici. Marija’s three-day Sicilian tour begins in Catania on Friday. Hours and places can be found in the Calendar.

by Jakob Marschner on Apr 19, 2012