The main visionary of Fatima, Sister Lucia, confirmed apparitions of Medjugorje in the convent. The visionary’s own nephew, Father Salinho — a Salesian priest residing in Portugal — reported that she continued receiving visions of the Virgin Mary long after 1917, and in some of these apparitions she informed Sister Lucy about the apparitions of Medjugorje.
The French author Sister Emmanuel Maillard has documented the report of Father Salinho in the book Medjugorje, Triumph of the Heart! (Queenship, 2004), a revised edition of Sister Emmanuel’s earlier popular work, Medjugorje: the 90s. Pope John Paul II met with Sister Emmanuel, who gave him a copy of her earlier book. The pontiff believed that Medjugorje completed Fatima and both sites shared the Mother of God. The pope met Sister Lucia in Fatima on May 13, 1982, and he proclaimed in 1984 that Medjugorje is the continuation and completion of Fatima.