-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¦-+-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦-+-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¼-+-+-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦-+-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦. Respectfully read and acknowledged. As you know, people in the Catholic Church aren't required to believe in F+ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Âtima (or any apparition) either. ISTM a more Orthodox view of the apostolic ministry would have the first bishop (patriarch, metropolitan) of an autocephalous Church consecrate his own country, rather than a foreign patriarch of another rite (and, of course, outside the present Orthodox communion). The Catholic Church, of course, sees it differently (or claims to), with the Pope of Rome wearing two hats, as head of the Roman Church and rite and as vicar of Christ, and in the latter role a consecration of any country on earth would be seen as appropriate. Whether that separation of roles is real and whether the common man thinks that way (my experience is no, he doesn't) are other matters.
Private recognition of apparitions outside the Orthodox Church doesn't necessarily endorse the Catholic view of the church, simply that God created the visible church but isn't limited to it - He is God, He is sovereign and can work wherever. As long as the content of the messages aren't formally heretical (condemned in scripture or by the councils).
So on the western side, the RCC guided by the Theotokos enlists the NAZI party (German Catholicis were told to vote for it) to attack Russia, while the Theotokos of the Orthodox Church defends Russia from the NAZIs.
With all due respect, that sounds like Bolshevik propaganda - subservient Metropolitan Sergius backing the Soviet war effort and Stalin therefore giving the Russian Church a break and even some official clout.
Plenty of people in the Russias - Ukrainians (survivors of Soviet starvation in the 1930s), Byelorussians and perhaps even Great Russians - welcomed the Germans as liberators. Not that the Nazis were right, and yes, I know they despised Slavs, but understandable. I've met two Ukrainians, one Catholic and one Orthodox (yes, and Russian-speaking to boot), who served in the German army defending their home against the Soviets, and I don't blame them. Theirs was a just war. Who again were the 'good guys' or 'bad guys'?
Again the devil appears in Mary's clothes at Meji...suddenly disappears at returns as the Theotokos, who tells her seer to ignore what she saw. This was simply a technical hitch (backstage in Hell).
If you are referring to Medjugorje, most interesting and I agree - as they say in the States, it's a $3 bill.