"St. "James Church in Medjugorje –Taken on July 3, 1986 during the 6:40 p.m. apparition. Pilgrims experienced the miracle of the sun during the time this picture was taken. Among the pilgrims was the first large American group to travel to Medjugorje. The Blue Army Fatima group chartered a plane, bringing a group of 200 pilgrims to Medjugorje. Little information was known about Medjugorje due to communist suppression."
- Bishop of Fatima: “The message of Fatima applies to Russia. Fatima and Russia are one.”
- Saint John Paul II: “Medjugorje is the continuation of Fatima. The Madonna appears for the first time in communist countries because of the problems that come from Russia,”
- “Russia will come to glorify God the most; the West has made civilization progress, but without God and act as if they are their own creator.” – The Virgin Mary at Medjugorje 1981