Saturday, 07. December 2013
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Devout Catholic Roberto Mancini is shortly expected to arrive at a popular pilgrimage spot to thank the Virgin Mary for a successful season.
The trip will see the Italian manager of Manchester City back in the tiny Bosnian village where he was earlier seen praying for the Premiership title in March.
He flew into Mostar, in Bosnia, at 12.30 CET and is expected to arrive at Medjugorje at 13.00 CET. Earlier reports had suggested he was due to land in Split Croatia where most pilgrims travel, but in the end he decided to opt for the smaller and less well travelled airport.
Locals said that they had heard that Mancini was delighted that after
visiting the place where it is believed the Virgin Mary appeared to six
school children and praying for success - he got what he wanted.
Mancini won the Premiership with Manchester City as he had hoped and on
Sunday he flew back to the area, where he was booked to stay in the same
Grace Hotel close to the church in Medjugorje.
"When we heard that he had won we hoped he might return to thank the Virgin
Mary for the title", hotel owner Juraj Ivankovic said.
During his last visit Mancini also met Virgin Mary seers Vicka Ivankovic and Mirjana Dragicevic in separate private meetings, and snapped up a copy of
the miracle of Medjugorje entitled "Medjugorje - 30 years of a phenomenon."
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