(For the Greater Glory of God)
Garabandal: Awaiting Approval
Some Anti-Garabandal people say this apparition is "not approved", that is NOT true. There has been NO Official ruling for approval or condemnation by the local Bishop AND no official Vatican ruling yet because in 1966 Conchita was summoned by the Vatican and questioned by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and his staff (which included the Pope's Personal Secretary) for over 2 hours, convinced or her story, they requested a meeting with Pope Paul VI. Conchita and her Mother, and Dr. Medi met the Pope in a private meeting the next day. At the end of that meeting, the Holy Father came to her and announced joyfully in a clear voice, "Conchita, I, the Pope, bless you and with me the whole Church blesses you."
Another quote from Pope Paul VI from another conversation: "It doesn't matter; tell these gentlemen that it is the Pope who has said that it is most important and most urgent to make these messages known to the world."
From the book: "Garabandal: Message of Hope", Fr. Jose Luis Saavedra, p. 252-254 Tells the story of that Conchita gave the Pope's Personal Secretary and Cardinal Ottaviani the date of the "Miracle", intended for the Pope decided that the Church would be prudent and wait until that date of the Miracle, before announcing its final decision.
Garabandal's predicted Miracle has not happened yet, so remember that Fatima was not approved until 13 years after the Miracle of the Sun !
Pope Paul VI was given the exact date of the future Miracle, and decided the Church should wait until that date, before approving it.
On May 6, 2012, Bishop of Santander, Vecente Jimenez
Zamora (installed in 2007) celebrated a Mass in Garabandal in commemoration
of the completion of a restoration project of the village church. In a
refreshments period after Mass, he was open and most cordial with all the
villagers and visitors. On May 1, 2013, the Bishop again celebrated Mass in the
village church of Garabandal and prior to the Mass, kissed a crucifix belonging
to villager David Toribio that was kissed by the Blessed Virgin at Garabandal.
Some noted Garabandal believers
Saint (Padre) Pio
Saint (Pope) John Paul II
Saint (Pope) Paul VI
Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta
Saint (Fr.) Jose Maria Escriva
Saint (Madre) Maravillas
Pope Benedict XVI
Venerable Marthe Robin
Venerable Fr. Ciszek
Venerable Padre Nieto
Cardinal Ottaviani (Vatican Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith)
Archbishop of Madrid, Casimiro Morcillo Gonzalez
Arch Bishop Carlos Sierra of Madrid, Spain
Arch Bishop Manuel Lopez of Mexico
Bishop of Fatima Joao Venancio
Fr. Constant Luis Pel
Madre Esperanza of Jesus
Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria
No other "pending approval" apparition ever had this list of prominent believers.