It is becoming clearer that filming of the June 2nd apparition took place as normal, although it is possible that MaryTVs cameraman (if they use one) was not present.The principal film unit at Medjugorje is FotoDani. The company has always filmed Mirjana’s apparitions even when held inside her home. To date there is no footage of the most recent apparition on its FB site. The company has sufficient staff to cover the the Blue Cross event as it is the main production team behind the broadcasting of the Youth Festival to the rest of the world. Seemingly the restriction also applies to FotoDani as well or, at least, the company is prepared to co-operate with the request made by the ‘authorities’.
It’s not speculation to understand, accept and believe what Sr Emmanuel published in her newsletter, that restrictions are in place when it comes to broadcasting Mirjana’s apparitions. It may be that the restrictions can only be applied to media based in the parish of Medjugorje itself. If that is the situation then only the relevant media need be informed.
But there has to be a reason why this step has been taken by the authorities. I’m assuming it has to do with the recent announcement from the Vatican regarding the status of ‘official’ pilgrimages to Medjugorje which:
“must be accompanied by care to prevent these pilgrimages from being interpreted as an authentication of known events, which still require examination by the Church. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid creating confusion or ambiguity from the doctrinal point of view regarding such pilgrimages. This also concerns pastors of every order and level who intend to go to Medjugorje and celebrate or concelebrate there even in a solemn way".