From Mary TV:
It must have been a shock for the Franciscan Minister General who had come from Italy. Fr. Massimo Fusarelli, OFM, the Franciscan Minister General had come to Medjugorje from Rome to preside at the parish’s January 1, 2022, Midnight Mass. The line of nearly 100 priests, who processed into Church with him, had to make its way through the crowds standing in the cold surrounding the church. There was no more room inside. The church had been packed for hours.
In contrast, Marija told Fr Livio, during their discussion on the message for December 25, her experience of attending Mass in Italy the week before: “On Christmas day, I got very sad because at Mass (in Italy) there was only one family with children and the church was with very few faithful.” See their full discussion of her December 25th apparition at:
Italy may be struggling, but the faith is very much alive in Medjugorje, as Fr. Fusarelli witnessed on New Year’s Eve.