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Writer Vittorio Messori investigates Lourdes apparitions

VITTORIO MESSORI Journalist and Writer "History can show that the apparitions of Lourders are authentic. And when we have a faith crisis, which also happens to me, naturally, when we have doubts, when we have problems, then we can seize that which is true, and that is Lourdes.â?   Messori says the message of Lourdes can help many people reconcile with their Catholic faith, because her apparitions appear to strengthen the Pope's authority. VITTORIO MESSORI Journalist and Writer "Let's not forget that Lourdes is very Catholic. Our Lady appears always with a rosary in hand, she appears four years after a dogma on her Immaculate Conception, as if to confirm what Pius IX did. Our Lady appears according to the several cycles of the liturgy. It's why Lourdes is the place that the Popes have loved more.â? The Italian writer is also working on his next book, also dealing with Lourdes. He will attempt to explain why the grotto in Lourdes was the best place for Our Lady's apparition. VITTORIO MESSORI Journalist and Writer "In the fist book, I've been dedicated entirely to examining Bernadette's credibility. The second book will be called "Return to that Grotto,â? where I will respond to questions about that mystery. Because we believers may say, why  an insignificant town as Lourdes? Why a person as humanly insignificant as Bernadette?â? Vittorio Messori, was raised in an agnostic environment. He decided to document supernatural interventions, apparitions and miracles of Our Lady, because he considers them to be God's manifestations, that can reinforce the faith. RCG MG -VM -PR -u:SCar