Among the pilgrims who came to Medjugorje in the month of March, there was a group from the Pacific island of Tahiti. They attracted attention to themselves by their very pleasant and harmonious singing. This pilgrimage was organized by a deacon who is in charge of the training of catechists in Tahiti.
The journey from Tahiti to Medjugorje was a very expensive one, taking about 30 hours, traveling via San Francisco and Paris, where Fr. Mattheiu Malonga, an African priest, a Dominican from the Congo, joined them. Fr. Mattheiu serves in Paris as a catechist for the students, and he has accompanied pilgrimages to Medjugorje for many years. “I am a priest who is very attached to Mary, and when Mary speaks somewhere, I come to be with the Mother. These messages are very good. The message of Medjugorje is as follows: to hold Mary by the hand, to go towards Jesus and, step by step, to reach the Father,” he said.