Medjugorje: More Distortions and Contortions Exposed

 

By F. John Loughnan

 

In the July/Aug 2000 issue of Patrick Madrid’s “ENVOY” [01] magazine, Fr. Brian answered a question regarding Maria Valtorta’s Poem of the man-God,” which it is alleged that on January 27, 1988 Medjugorje [alleged] visionary Vicka Ivankovic, in an interview with an American attorney said: “Our Lady said if a person wants to know Jesus, he should read THE POEM OF THE MAN-GOD by Maria Valtorta. That book is the truth." [02]  The headline appropriately read: “La Reporta Valtorta: Distorta, Contorta, E Non-Importa.”

 

In like manner are so many other blatent propaganda articles, videos and commentaries – just another being a page that I first saw in 2001, and kept a hard-copy, on Fr. Finelli’s “Medjugorje Page” – data which would be slavishly believed – as if infallible - and propagated on other sites, such as Paul Baylis’ “Marian Times”.  It is the latter which a very much over-enthusiastic adherent propagates ceaselessly on “Gloria.tv”, and which led the present writer to research the veracity of the data provided.

 

To Winston Churchill is attributed: “A Lie travels around the world while Truth is putting on it’s boots.”  To which I would add: “…but, Truth eventually catches up with the miscreants!”

 

In some parts of the world “telling lies” is described colloquially as “telling porkies” or “porky pies”!

 

Of which, Craig L. Heimbichner examined examined deeply in “Medjugorje: Old Lies, New Admissions.” [04]

 

The conclusion proves that “Bishops who have visited Medjugorje” is in the same class of “Poem of the man-God”, and is, simply, consistent with the whole ethos of Medjugorje from the very start.

 

The alleged appearances commenced on June 24, 1981. In July, 1981, July: Under examination, Mirjana Dragicevic lies under oath - first of all, she stated: "We went to look for our sheep when at once...' (The associate pastor interrupted and told me that they actually went out to smoke, which they hid from their parents.) 'Wait a minute, Mirjana, you're under oath. Did you go out to look for your sheep?' She put her hand over her mouth. 'Forgive me, we went out to smoke'" [03]  

 

 

Immediately below is an amalgamation of a file from Fr. Finelli’s “Medjugorje Page” in 2001 and 2010. There is only one difference (highlighted in yellow) in the 2010 version – the deletion of a double-entry in respect of Bishop D. Montrose. The 2001 version is currently (May, 7, 2010) viewable at “Marian Times” – which is being promoted on “Gloria.tv”.

 

 

2001 In non-Italics & non-bold  http://www.medugorje.com/jijakovici/bishops.htm

2010 In Italics & bold http://www.medugorje.com/church/bishops-who-visited-medjugorje/#comments

 

Bishops who visited Medjugorje

 

The records of St. James Church in Medugorje list the names of over 40,000 priests and 160 bishops representing every continent who have personally made the journey to Medjugorje.  (If you know of more and can give factual proof, we can ad them to the list)

AFRICA

§                     Archbishop Andre Fernand Anguile, Gabon

§                     Bishop Pierre Frans Lehaen, Zaire, Belgija

§                     Bishop Emmanuel Milingo

Argentina

§                     Bishop Juan Rudolfo Laise, San Luis

§                     Bishop Manuel Manueles, San Martin

§                     Bishop Rubeirom H. di Monteo

AUSTRALIA

§                     Bishop Bunbury

§                     Bishop Henry J. Kennedy, Arimidale, New South Wales

§                     Bishop Myles McKeon

§                     Auxiliary Bishop Patrick Power, Canberra

AUSTRIA

§                     Archbishop Georg Elder, Salzburg

§                     Bishop Karl Ponweiser, Bienna

§                     Bishop Christian Werner

BELGIUM

§                     Bishop Leonard Namur

BRAZIL

§                     Archbishop Geraldo Mc de Morias

§                     Archbishop Edwardo G. Amaral

§                     Bishop Alotsio Jose Beal Pennao

§                     Bishop Paolo Afonso

§                     Bishop Hamero Leite, Irece

§                     Bishop Domingo Wisnien

§                     Bishop Sebastian, Olinda

§                     Bishop Agostino Kist

§                     Bishop Murilio Krieger, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

§                     Auxiliary BishopJoao Evangelist Martins Terra, Brasilia

BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA

§                     Cardinal Vinko Pulic, Archbishop of Sarajevo

BURKINA FASO

§                     Bishop Marius Ouedraogo, Ouahigouhya

CAMEROON

§                     Bishop Adalbert Hdzana, Mbalmayo

CANADA

§                     Archbishop Donat Chiasson, Moncton

§                     Bishop Mauriche Chequet, Ottawa

§                     Bishop Nicola DeAngelis, Toronto, Ontario

§                     Bishop Gerard Dionn, Edmonson, New Brunswick

§                     Bishop Pearse Lacey, Toronto, Ontario

§                     Bishop Roman Danylak, Toronto, Ontario

§                     Bishop Basil, Saskatoon, Saskatechewan

§                     Bishop Jean Luis Jobidon, Quebec

§                     Bishop Andrea Richard, Bothurst

COLUMBIA

§                     Archbishop Fabio Betancourt Tirado, Manizales

CROATIA

§                     Archbishop Frane Franic, (retired) Split

EL SALVADOR

§                     Bishop Lawrence Graziano, OFM, San Miguel

§                     Bishop Lawrence

ENGLAND

§                     Bishop Thomas McMahon, Brentwood, London

§                     Bishop Paul McHugh, London

§                     Bishop Augustine Harris, Liverpool

FIJI

§                     Archbishop George Pearce, S.M. (retired – Suva)

FRANCE

§                     Bishop Jean Chabbert, Perpignan

EQUADOR

§                     Bishop Gabriel Diaz Cueva, Guayaquil

GERMANY

§                     Archbishop Johannes Joachim Degenhardt, Paderborn

§                     Bishop Clarence, Wurzburg

§                     Bishop Johannes Dyba, Fulda (German Military Bishop)

GUATAMALA

§                     Bishop Angelico Melotto

HAITI

§                     Bishop Louis Kebreau, Hinche

§                     Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Lafontant, principal see of Haiti

INDIA

§                     Bishop Gratian Mundadan, Bijnor Province

§                     Bishop Dr. P. Arokiaswamy

INDONESIA

§                     Bishop Djebarus, Bali

IRELAND

§                     Bishop Seamus Hegarty, Raphoe

ITALY

§                     Archbishop Joseph Casale, Foggia

§                     Bishop J. Carboni, Eveque Macerata

§                     Bishop P. Bonaventura, da Gangi

§                     Bishop Lorenzo Castellani, Rome

§                     Bishop Guiseppi Varelanga, Salerno

§                     Bishop Paolo Hnilica S.J, titular bishop of Rusado

JAPAN

§                     Archbishop Stephen Fumio Hamao, President of Bishop’s Conference of Japan

LEBANON

§                     Bishop Moged Elhachem

MALAWI

§                     Bishop Chinole

§                     Bishop Mimole Ili

MEXICO

§                     Bishop Hilario Chavez, Casa Grande

§                     Bishop Jeronimo Pripiano

§                     Bishop Carlo Talasser

§                     Bishop Martin Quinones, Malfi

§                     Bishop Lazaro Perez, De Autlan Jalisco

New Zealand

§                     Auxillary Bishop John Dew, Wellington

NIGERIA

§                     Archbishop Gaberial Gonsum Ganaka

§                     Bishop G.G. Ganaka, Jos

PANAMA

§                     Archbishop Jose Dimas Cedeo Delgado

§                     Bishop Barrigo Carrigo, Tahiti

§                     Bishop Daniel

PHILIPPINES

§                     Bishop Antonio Tobias, Pagadian City

§                     Bishop Tomasella de Manille

§                     Bishop Patrick Quenon, Manila

POLAND

§                     Bishop Jan Sozka, Warsaw

§                     Bishop Francislet Jgir, Poznan

§                     Bishop Albin Malysiak

PUERTO RICO

§                     Bishop Hermin Negron, (Puerto Rico)

RUSADO

§                     Bishop Paolo Hnilica, S.J., TItular of Rusado

SCOTLAND

§                     Bishop John Mone, Blasgow

SICILY

§                     Bishop Francesco Mirabella, Palermo

SUBOTICKI

§                     Bishop Ivan Penzes, Suboticki

TANXANIA

§                     Bishop Damian Kyaruzi, Sumbawanga

UGANDA

§                     Cardinal Wamala

§                     Cardinal Jean Margeot, Bishop Emeritus of Port Loius

§                     Bishop Frederick Dranuba, Aru

§                     Bishop Deogratias Byabazaire, Hoime

§                     Bishop Joseph Oyanga, Lir

§                     Bishop John Baptist Odama

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

§                     Cardinal Timothy Manning, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Archbishop Sablan Apuron, Guam

§                     Archbishop Patrick Flores, San Antonio, TX (USA)

§                     Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, (retired) New Orleans, LA

§                     Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, United States Armed Forces

§                     Bishop Nicholas D’Antonio, New Orleans, LA

§                     Bishop Carl A. Fisher, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Bishop Michael Pfeifer, San Angelo, TX

§                     Bishop Francis A. Quinn, Sacramento, CA

§                     Bishop Sylvester Treinen, (retired) Boise, ID

§                     Bishop Stanley Ott, Baton Rouge, LA

§                     Bishop Patrick Zeisman, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Bishop Thomas O’Connel, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Bishop George Speltz, St. Cloud, Minnesota

§                     Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, La Cruces, NM

§                     Bishop Armando Ochoa, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Bishop Thomas Connolly, Baker, CA

§                     Bishop D. Montrose, Stockton, CA

§                     Bishop Richard Parime, Orange, CA

§                     Bishop Tom O’Connell, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Bishop Michael Wiwchar, Byzantine Eparchy of Chicago

§                     Bishop Donald Montrose, Stockton, CA

§                     Bishop Franco Hillary, NY

§                     Bishop Pierre Dumaine, San Jose, CA

§                     Auxiliary Bishop Kenneth Steiner, Portland, Oreon

Uruguay

§                     Bishop Raul Scarone

ZAIRE

§                     Bishop Timothe Pirigisha, Bukavu

ZAMBIJA

§                     Bishop Severiano Potani, Sowezi

§                     Bishop Raymond Mpzele, Livingston

 

 

Note: The only change in data between my hard-copies printed out on April 04, 2001 and May 06, 2010 is the deletion of the double-entry found in 2001 for Bishop D. Montrose – who, obviously is the same person as Bishop Donald Montrose, Stockton.

 

Otherwise, all original errors are carried forward to this later date; there have been NO other alterations or deletions made in Fr. Finelli’s record.

 

Furthermore, it appears that slavish copies of the earlier 2001 web-page of Fr. Finelli’s have been copied to clone type websites – together with the same copious errors. Just such a site is Paul Baylis’ “Marian Times” at  http://www.marian-times.com/articles/medjugorje/bishops-who-have-visited-medjugorje.cfm - where appears exactly the same data – word for word – including the common claim up-front:

 

The records of St James Church in Medugorje list the name of over 40,000 Priests and 160 Bishops representing every continent who have personally made the journey to Medugorje.”

 

The curious thing is that both statements on Fr. Finelli’s page AND Paul Baylis’ page reveals the spelling of the name MEDUGORJE to be precisely the same – whereas, in all other places, Paul Baylis uses the spelling MEDJUGORJE; thus proving the slavish nature of borrowing!

 

I will now repeat the common pages and some of the errors contained therein:

Bishops who visited Medjugorje

 

The records of St. James Church in Medugorje list the names of over 40,000 priests and 160 bishops [05] representing every continent who have personally made the journey to Medjugorje.  (If you know of more and can give factual proof, we can ad them to the list)

AFRICA

§                     Archbishop Andre Fernand Anguile, Gabon

§                     Bishop Pierre Frans Lehaen, Zaire, Belgija

§                     Bishop Emmanuel Milingo  [06]

Argentina

§                     Bishop Juan Rudolfo Laise, San Luis

§                     Bishop Manuel Manueles, San Martin  [07]

§                     Bishop Rubeirom H. di Monteo  [08]

AUSTRALIA

§                     Bishop Bunbury  [09]

§                     Bishop Henry J. Kennedy, Arimidale,  [10] New South Wales

§                     Bishop Myles McKeon  [11]

§                     Auxiliary Bishop Patrick Power, Canberra  [12]

AUSTRIA

§                     Archbishop Georg Elder, Salzburg  [13 ]

§                     Bishop Karl Ponweiser, Bienna  [14]

§                     Bishop Christian Werner

BELGIUM

§                     Bishop Leonard Namur  [15]

BRAZIL

§                     Archbishop Geraldo Mc de Morias  [16]

§                     Archbishop Edwardo G. Amaral

§                     Bishop Alotsio Jose Beal Pennao  [17]

§                     Bishop Paolo Afonso    [31]

§                     Bishop Hamero Leite, Irece  [18]

§                     Bishop Domingo Wisnien   [19]

§                     Bishop Sebastian, Olinda  [67]

§                     Bishop Agostino Kist   [20]

§                     Bishop Murilio Kreiger, Florianopolis, santa Catarina  [21]

§                     Auxiliary BishopJoao Evangelist Martins Terra, Brasilia  [22]

BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA

§                     Cardinal Vinko Pulic, Archbishop of Sarajevo

BURKINA FASO

§                     Bishop Marius Ouedraogo, Ouahigouhya

CAMEROON

§                     Bishop Adalbert Hdzana, Mbalmayo  [23]

CANADA

§                     Archbishop Donat Chiasson, Moncton

§                     Bishop Mauriche Chequet, Ottawa

§                     Bishop Nicola DeAngelis, Toronto, Ontario

§                     Bishop Gerard Dionn, Edmonson, New Brunswick  [24]

§                     Bishop Pearse Lacey, Toronto, Ontario

§                     Bishop Roman Danylak, Toronto, Ontario

§                     Bishop Basil, Saskatoon, Saskatechewan  [25]

§                     Bishop Jean Luis Jobidon, Quebec

§                     Bishop Andrea Richard, Bothurst  [26]

COLUMBIA

§                     Archbishop Fabio Betancourt Tirado, Manizales

CROATIA

§                     Archbishop Frane Franic, (retired) Split

 

Part 3

 

EL SALVADOR

§                     Bishop Lawrence Graziano, OFM, San Miguel

§                     Bishop Lawrence  [27]

ENGLAND

§                     Bishop Thomas McMahon, Brentwood, London

§                     Bishop Paul McHugh, London

§                     Bishop Augustine Harris, Liverpool

FIJI

§                     Archbishop George Pearce, S.M. (retired – Suva)

FRANCE

§                     Bishop Jean Chabbert, Perpignan

EQUADOR

§                     Bishop Gabriel Diaz Cueva, Guayaquil

GERMANY

§                     Archbishop Johannes Joachim Degenhardt, Paderborn

§                     Bishop Clarence, Wurzburg   [28]

§                     Bishop Johannes Dyba, Fulda (German Military Bishop)

GUATAMALA

§                     Bishop Angelico Melotto

HAITI

§                     Bishop Louis Kebreau, Hinche

§                     Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Lafontant, principal see of Haiti

INDIA

§                     Bishop Gratian Mundadan, Bijnor Province

§                     Bishop Dr. P. Arokiaswamy

INDONESIA

§                     Bishop Djebarus, Bali

IRELAND

§                     Bishop Seamus Hegarty, Raphoe

ITALY

§                     Archbishop Joseph Casale, Foggia

§                     Bishop J. Carboni, Eveque Macerata  [29]

§                     Bishop P. Bonaventura, da Gangi  [30]

§                     Bishop Lorenzo Castellani, Rome 

§                     Bishop Guiseppi Varelanga, Salerno  [32]

§                     Bishop Paolo Hnilica S.J, titular bishop of Rusado  [33]

JAPAN

§                     Archbishop Stephen Fumio Hamao, President of Bishop’s Conference of Japan

LEBANON

§                     Bishop Moged Elhachem  [34]

MALAWI

§                     Bishop Chinole      [35]

§                     Bishop Mimole Ili   [36]

MEXICO

§                     Bishop Hilario Chavez, Casa Grande  [37]

§                     Bishop Jeronimo Pripiano  [38]

§                     Bishop Carlo Talasser  [39]

§                     Bishop Martin Quinones, Malfi  [40]

§                     Bishop Lazaro Perez, De Autlan Jalisco  [41] 

New Zealand

§                     Auxillary Bishop John Dew, Wellington

NIGERIA

§                     Archbishop Gaberial Gonsum Ganaka

§                     Bishop G.G. Ganaka, Jos   [42]

PANAMA

§                     Archbishop Jose Dimas Cedeo Delgado  [43]

§                     Bishop Barrigo Carrigo, Tahiti  [44]

§                     Bishop Daniel  [45]

PHILIPPINES

§                     Bishop Antonio Tobias, Pagadian City

§                     Bishop Tomasella de Manille   [46]

§                     Bishop Patrick Quenon, Manila   [47]

POLAND

§                     Bishop Jan Sozka, Warsaw   [48]

§                     Bishop Francislet Jgir, Poznan  [49

§                     Bishop Albin Malysiak

PUERTO RICO

§                     Bishop Hermin Negron, (Puerto Rico)  [50]

RUSADO [51]

§                     Bishop Paolo Hnilica, S.J., TItular of Rusado  [52]

SCOTLAND

§                     Bishop John Mone, Blasgow

SICILY

§                     Bishop Francesco Mirabella, Palermo  [53]

SUBOTICKI [54]

§                     Bishop Ivan Penzes, Suboticki  [55]

TANXANIA

§                     Bishop Damian Kyaruzi, Sumbawanga

UGANDA

§                     Cardinal Wamala

§                     Cardinal Jean Margeot, Bishop Emeritus of Port Loius

§                     Bishop Frederick Dranuba, Aru  [56]

§                     Bishop Deogratias Byabazaire, Hoime

§                     Bishop Joseph Oyanga, Lir

§                     Bishop John Baptist Odama

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

§                     Cardinal Timothy Manning, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Archbishop Sablan Apuron, Guam

§                     Archbishop Patrick Flores, San Antonio, TX (USA)

§                     Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, (retired) New Orleans, LA

§                     Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, United States Armed Forces

§                     Bishop Nicholas D’Antonio, New Orleans, LA

§                     Bishop Carl A. Fisher, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Bishop Michael Pfeifer, San Angelo, TX

§                     Bishop Francis A. Quinn, Sacramento, CA

§                     Bishop Sylvester Treinen, (retired) Boise, ID

§                     Bishop Stanley Ott, Baton Rouge, LA

§                     Bishop Patrick Zeisman, Los Angeles, CA  [57]

§                     Bishop Thomas O’Connel, Los Angeles, CA  [58]

§                     Bishop George Speltz, St. Cloud, Minnesota

§                     Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, La Cruces, NM

§                     Bishop Armando Ochoa, Los Angeles, CA

§                     Bishop Thomas Connolly, Baker, CA

§                     Bishop D. Montrose, Stockton, CA   [59]

§                     Bishop Richard Parime, Orange, CA

§                     Bishop Tom O’Connell, Los Angeles, CA  [60]  [61]

§                     Bishop Michael Wiwchar, Byzantine Eparchy of Chicago

§                     Bishop Donald Montrose, Stockton, CA

§                     Bishop Franco Hillary, NY  [62]

§                     Bishop Pierre Dumaine, San Jose, CA  [63]

§                     Auxiliary Bishop Kenneth Steiner, Portland, Oreon

Uruguay

§                     Bishop Raul Scarone  [64]

ZAIRE

§                     Bishop Timothe Pirigisha, Bukavu  [65]

ZAMBIJA

§                     Bishop Severiano Potani, Sowezi  [66]

Bishop Raymond Mpzele, Livingston   

 

Footnotes:

 

[01] Envoy Magazine http://www.envoymagazine.com/backissues/4.4/question.htm

 

[02] [Original page removed, but viewable at:] Valtorta Publishing: http://web.archive.org/web/20080306081820http://home.eznet.net/~valtorta/endorse.htm

 

[03] Bishop Zanic: http://www.members.tripod.com/~chonak/documents/m199900201_zanic.html

 

[[04] Craig L. Heimbichner, http://www.unitypublishing.com/Apparirions/MedjugorjeLies.html

 

[05]  The claim is for 160 Bishops – yet we see a gross number of 124 listed herein – AND THAT – based on the data produced - IS FALSE TO START OFF WITH!

 

[06] The infamous Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo – has been excommunicated and reduced to the state of “layman.” He is a member of the episcopate no longer.

 

[07] There is not and never has been a Bishop Manuel Manueles. There IS a record of a now deceased Bishop Manuel Menéndez !

 

[08] Correct name is Rebén Hector Di Monte.

 

[09] There is not, and never has been a “Bishop Bunbury.” This is the first example of “double-counting”!

 

[10] Bishop Kennedy was Bishop of Armadale.

 

[11]  Bishop McKeon was Bishop of Bunbury.

 

[12]  Bishop Power promotes women and married priests, and a variety of “innovative reforms.”

Here is a link to some of his“thoughts”: http://www.catholica.com.au/gc1/pp/002_pp_210807.php

 

[13] Everyone ought to be proud of their name, and their heritage. Everyone dislikes having their names butchered. We all ought respect others by making every effort as far as correct pronounciation AND spelling. This Archbishop’s name is NOT “Elder” – it is “Eder.”

 

[14]  Vienna – not Bienna.

 

[15] There is not and never has been a Bishop Leonard Namur!  There IS a Military Bishop of Belgium named André-Jojeph (Mutien) Léonard.  This Bishop was once Bishop of Namur.

 

[16]  Should this be  Geraldo Maria De Morais Penido, Co-adj. Archbishop of Aparecida? or  José Hipólito De Morais, Archbishop of Lorenzo?

 

[17] No such person as Bishop Alotsio Jose Beal Pennao!  That should be Aloysio José Leal Penna.

 

[18] Homero – not Hamero.

 

[19]  Domingos Gabriel Wisniewski is the correct name.

 

[20] Agostinho – not Agostino

 

[21] The correct name is Murillo Kreiger Mariugo.

 

[22] The correct name is João Evangelista Martins Terra.

 

[23]   NdZana – not Hdzana!

 

[24]  Dionne -  not Dionn.

 

[25] There is no Bishop Basil per se, but there is a Bishop Basil Filevich.

 

[26]  Bathurst – not Bothurst.

 

[27]  This is the second instance of the “double-counting.” There is NO Bishop Lawrence per se from El Salvador.

 

[28] There is no such person as Bishop Clarence, Wurzburg. This is a fiction. Bishops of Wurzburg include Helmut Bauer, Alfons Karl Kempf and Paul Werner Scheele.

 

[29]  What does this entry under Italy mean? Well, in the first instance, there is NO Bishop J. Carboni; and in the second: the term “Eveque Macerata” is French for Bishop Macerata – and there IS, indeed, a Bishop José Maria Macerata, Bishop of Cuiaá, BRAZIL, - who died in 1831!!!  It appears that the Medjugorians are enlisting appearances from the dead!!!

 

[30] Bishop P. Bonaventura, da Gangi, Italy  does not appear to exist. Furthermore, “da Gangi” is a greeting like “hello”. Somebody has a sense of humour!

 

[31] No record of the existence of Bishop Paolo Afonso.

 

[32]  No record of the existence of Bishop Guiseppi Varelanga, Salerno.  Salerno bishops in the 1981-2001 period include Gaetano Pollio, Guerino Grimaldi, and Geraldo Pierro.

 

[33} Bishop Hnilica has a history. The file was on-line at Bosnia Cover-up; I possess a hard-copy.

According to the article, “Paulo Maria Hnilica was ordained a priest in Czechoslovakia in 1950. He

Claimes that three months later he was ordained a Bishop…[he is said to have] no canonical permission and no church authorisation that is recorded in the Vatican yearbook…”  The full story was recently recorded in Gloria.tv forum at http://www.gloria.tv/?media=71090

This is the first of two entries for Hnilica – the second records him for RUSADO – which, of course is not a country.

 

[34]  The correct name is Archbishop Paul-Mounged El-Hachem...

 

[35] There is no Bishop Mimole lli  at Malawi – nor anywhere else. I suspect that it is a corruption of what has preceded it, i.e. Chinole – which is the third instance of “double-counting  - for:

 

[36] There is NO Bishop Chinole, but there is a Bishop Matthias A. Chimole (Dec’d).

 

[37]  The correct name is Bishop Hilario Chávez Joya.

 

[38]  There is no record of Bishop Jeronimo Pripiano.

 

[39]  Bishop Carlo Talasser, Mexico, is unknown.

 

[40] Bishop Martin Quinones, Malfi, Mexico  is unknown.

 

[41] Bishop Lazaro Pérez  Jiménez  is from Peru – not Mexico.

 

[42]  Bishop G.G. Ganaka, Jos  IS actually Archbishop Gaberial Gonsum Ganaka. The fourth case of “double-counting

 

[43] Archbishop José  Dimas Cedeño Delgardo is the correct name.

 

[44] Bishop Barrigo Carrigo, Tahiti is a figment of someone’s imagination. The Bishops of Tahiti in the time frame 1981-2010 are Ab. Hubert Copperrath, Ab. Michel Copperrath, Bp. Guy André Dominique Marie Chevalier, and Bp. Hervé-Maria Le Cléac’h.

 

[45]  No Bishop Daniel per se  from Pamama. Could it be the dec’d  Daniel Enrique Núñez Núñez? There was a Bishop George Francis Daniel, in the Pretoria Diocese!

 

[46] Bishop Tomasella de Manille  Phillipines  ??? There is a record of a Bishop Daniel Tomasella of the Diocese of Marilia! – which is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Botucatu – but that is in Brazil, not the Phillipines!

 

[47]  No record of the existence of Bishop Patrick Quenon, Manila.

 

[48]  No record of the existence of Bishop Jan Sozka, Warsaw,  Poland.

 

[49] No record of the existence of Bishop Francislet Jgir, Poznan  Poland. Archbishop Jerzy Stroba is there now.

 

[50]  Full name is: Bishop Hermin Negron Santana.

 

[51]  Rusado is not a Country: it is a Bishops usually hold Titular offices of cities or areas in the near East.  Bishop Hnilica was Titular Bishop of Rusado.

 

[52]  Bishop Hnilica has preciously been counted under Italy – the fifth case of “double-counting.”

 

[53] No record of the existence of Bishop Francesco Mirabella, Palermo Sicily 

 

[54] Suboticki is not a Country, but is a city in Croatia.

 

[55] No record of a Bishop Ivan Penzes, Subaticki – but there is a Bishop János Pénzes.

 

[56]  Drandua is the correct name - but not Dranuba.

 

[57]  Bishop Patrick of Zeisman is a bishop no longer. This homosexual criminal’s name has been stricken from the “Annuario Pontificio” and is not even permitted to say Mass in his retreat. His story is available for viewing at Bishops Accountability @ http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2003_01-06/2003_03_19_Russell_BishopBad.htm

 

[58]  There is no record in The Annuario Pontifico for 2010, nor at the Catholic Heirarchy web-site – in either the living or the dead for a Bishop Thomas O’Connell, Los Angeles,

 

[59]  This D. Montrose is the same as Donald Montrose (Dec’d) a few entries lower. The seventh case of “double-counting.”

 

[60] Nor is there a record of  Bishop Tom O’Connell, Los Angeles’

 

[61]  In any event – if there was a record, then this just proves to be the sixth case of “double-counting.”

 

[62] No record of Bishop Franco Hillary, NY 

 

[63] Full and correct name is Bishop Roland Pierre Du Maine.

 

[64] Full name is Bishop Raul Scarrone Carrero

 

[65]  Full name is Bishop Timothée Pirigisha Mukombe.

 

[66]  Full name is Bishop Severinah Abdon Potani.

 

[67] No record of the existence of Bishop Sebastian, Olinda.

 

 

Further Comment

 

1. America possesses approx. 373 bishops – of which proponents falsely claimed 25 visited Medjugorje

When one reduces the number due to double-counting, this represents 6.2% of the total living USA bishops – which is a false figure anyway, for there have been many bishops between 1981 – 2010 who have died1

 

2. France: Of 238 currently living bishops – only one (1)  is claimed to have visited Medjugorje. How many bishops from 1981 (the date of the first alleged apparition at Medjugorje) have subsequently died?

 

3. The former Yugoslavian bishops from Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Monte Negro, Serbia and Slovenia now number approx. 78 living bishops – of whom only three (3) have been recorded as visiting Medjugorje. Plus, of course, there are absent those who have died from 1981 on.

 

4. Without doubt, Fr. Finelli would not like to see his name mis-represented as, say, Fr. Financialli; and Paul Baylis, similarly, would not accept Raul Payless? How anyone could place their faith in the reliability, professionalism or basic integrity of the original compilers and subsequent promoters of these outlandish errors” is beyond belief!

 

 

References Consulted

 

The Annuario Pontifico – 1985, 1991 and 2010

Catholic Hierarchy @ http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org

Fr. Finelli’s Medjugorje Page @ http://www.medugorje.com

Paul Baylis’ Marian Times @ http://www.marian-times.com

Gloria.tv @ http://www.gloria.tv

 

 

Final Quote

 

“They mistake rage for Truth, abuse for Integrity and unreason for Mystic Insight.”--- Andrew Bolt.  Herald-Sun, Friday May 7, 201