In the recent years, Međugorje has become one of the most famous and most visited centres of pilgrimage in the whole Catholic world. On June 24, 1981 the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, appeared in the village of Bijakovići in the Međugorje parish, to six young parishioners (2 boys and 4 girls). Međugorje as a unique phenomenon in the modern world that drew millions of pilgrims and religious tourists from the whole world into that rocky Bosnia-Herzegovinian village.