Archbishop John Barwa from India visits Medjugorje

date: 03.11.2013.

John Barwa, Archbishop from Archdiocese Cuttack Bhubaneswar in Odisha, came recently in his first visit to Medjugorje. His Archdiocese has 11 million people and 70 000 are Catholics. He came to Medjugorje in a group of 43 Chinese and some of them live in America, Canada, Malaysia and Hong Kong.  He said how Medjugorje is a place famous in the whole world. “My first impressions are really beautiful. This is a place where Mother Mary is truly present. People here act according to that, with that feeling that Mary is our Mother and they are prepared to share that experience with other pilgrims. That is why I am really proud of Medjugorje and I am very happy. Confessions here are not superficial, but really profound. As I spent time hearing confessions, I could feel that sincerity, depth and that is such a powerful experience. That is where we have conversions. Gospa is encouraging us to conversion, confession and I found all that here. People who did not confess for years were able to do that here and that is how transformation within them is created”, said Archbishop Barwa in his interview.