by Marco Corvaglia
Tomislav Vlašić, vicar of Medjugorje from August 1981 to September 1984, was praised by the Medjugorje Madonna (see And the Gospa Said: "Thank Tomislav Very Much: He Is Guiding You So Well").
The Franciscan, having founded, in 1988, the community Kraljice Mira, potpuno tvoji po Mariji k Isusu, based in Parma (Italy), was aided by the Medjugorje seer Marija Pavlović to make people believe that Our Lady endorsed the establishment of the community (for the documentation see Our Lady Leads the Community Through Father Tomislav. Or Maybe Not).
On 25 January 2008, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ordered the sanction of interdict against Tomislav Vlašić, accusing him of "heresy and schism." On 10 March 2009, at his request, the Franciscan was reduced to secular status (see And the Gospa Said: "Thank Tomislav Very Much: He Is Guiding You So Well").
On 11 February 2012 Tomislav Vlašić and his close collaborator Stefania Caterina spread, via the website www.versolanuovacreazione.it, the following video, in which they claim to be part of a group (called the "Central Nucleus") of 49 beings chosen by God throughout the universe.
Here's the video and, later, the transcription of some exemplary passages:
TOMISLAV VLASIĆ [03:34]: In recent years I have been in silence for God's will, and now the time has come, and, by God's will, I must speak and inform mankind, along with Stefania, of what the Lord not only intends to do, but is doing. [...] [04:50] In the universe something happened, of which we are going to speak to you.
STEFANIA CATERINA [08:11]: We want to tell you clearly that both Tomislav Vlašić and I belong to the Central Nucleus. We have been called to this task more than ten years ago. Of course we could not reveal it because then the Lord had to fix so many pieces in a very large mosaic, concerning not only Earth but the entire universe. [...]
[16:10] Jesus said clearly that it is a small number of people. We do not go over 50 in number. Indeed, we are 49 to be exact. And why? Because the Central Nucleus is divided into seven nuclei. Seven nuclei, at the head of which is one of the seven great archangels. [...] [17:24] People who are part of it come from different mankinds, not only from Earth. Moreover, those of us who come from Earth are very few [she smiles]. And they come from other mankinds of the universe. Some of them are dead…
TOMISLAV VLASIĆ [21:33]: We can talk about some mankinds in the universe, who have remained faithful to God: they form a nucleus, all the people are a nucleus. But in this large nucleus there are many small nuclei, which move similarly to the Central Nucleus. They move, and at the same time the people provide the best nuclei for the mission in the whole universe, and these hook to the Central Nucleus. Thus, since early this year, these three instruments are working: the pure spirits, the Central Nucleus, and brothers and sisters faithful to God, who have been faithful to God from the beginning of creation.
STEFANIA CATERINA [22:59]: On some planets, as you know, even Jesus Christ was unknown until recently, because the announcement of salvation on some planets had not yet arrived. For most of this time, the task of the Central Nucleus has been to bring this announcement. [...] [23:27] But the Central Nucleus in spirit, for example, also acts in Purgatory ...
What do the Medjugorje visionaries have to say about all this and about the support they have repeatedly given to Vlašić with the messages they have attributed to Our Lady?
They look the other way and, if it happens, they continue to express themselves in deferential terms towards him, as Vicka does in her 2015 book A Medjugorje con Maria. I segreti che la Madonna mi ha affidato. In it, she makes a quick overview of the priests who were closest to the visionaries. She mentions the Fathers Jozo Zovko and Slavko Barbarić, and adds:
I can not help but talk about Father Tomislav Vlasic who replaced the parish priest Father Jozo for a few months in 1981 after he was arrested by the police.
He was coadjutor of the parish from 1982 to 1985 and led a youngsters’ group of prayer, in which the seer Marija took part.
[Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic (with Father Michele Barone), A Medjugorje con Maria. I segreti che la Madonna mi ha affidato, Piemme, Milan 2015, p. 180].
Published on 10 September 2008. Modified on 2 September 2018