The Canonical status of Rev. Father Tomislav Vlašić, OFM
Date: September 20, 2008 , Originally published August 31, 2008
Author: Bishop Ratko Peric
Category: Priests of Medjugorje
The CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH with its letter prot. 144/1985-27164 of 30 May 2008, has authorized me as the local Bishop of the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno to inform the diocesan community of the canonical status of Fr. Tomislav Vlašić, the founder of the association “Kraljice mira potpuno Tvoji - po Mariji k Isusu” - (Queen of Peace, totally Yours - Through Mary to Jesus).
The letter signed by the Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Angelo Amato, states the following:
This regards the fact that the same Congregation of the Holy See applied ecclesiastical sanctions against Rev. Father Tomislav Vlašić, through a Decree of the Congregation (prot. 144/1985) of 25 January 2008, signed by Cardinal William Levada, Prefect, and by Archbishop Angelo Amato, Secretary of the Congregation along with the “Concordat cum originali” of 30 January 2008, verified by Msgr. John Kennedy, Official of the Congregation. 
The Decree was handed over to Rev. Fr. Tomislav Vlašić in the General Curia of the OFM in Rome on 16 February 2008 and the notification was co-signed by the Minister General of the Franciscan Minor Order, Father José R. Carballo, the Ordinary of Fr. Vlašić.
The Decree of the Congregation mentions that Rev. Fr. Tomislav Vlašić, a cleric of the Franciscan Minor Order - the founder of the association ‘Kraljice mira potpuno Tvoji po Mariji k Isusu’ and who is involved in the “phenomenon Medjugorje” - has been reported to the Congregation “for the diffusion of dubious doctrine, manipulation of consciences, suspected mysticism, disobedience towards legitimately issued orders and charges contra sextum  .”
Having studied the case, the Congregation during its special Congress decreed the following sanctions against Rev. Fr. Tomislav Vlasic:
All the priests, religious and faithful in the Dioceses of Mostar-Duvno and Trebnje-Mrkan, as well as all those concerned “in the pertinent territories”, are hereby informed on the current canonical status of Rev. Father Tomislav Vlašić.
With the sentiments of my highest consideration,
+ Ratko Perić, Bishop
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 "against the sixth"--i.e., against the Sixth Commandment, meaning charges of a sexual nature; this may one of the reasons the CDF was handling this case, since it has charge of certain cases involving priests violating the Sixth Commandment .
 "to the act"--i.e., Vlasic must get permission for each individual act.
 "approval"--i.e., approval of the course of formation
 "profession of faith"--i.e., Fr. Vlasic must make a profession of faith after his approved course of formation and final evaluation;
 i.e., from the clerical state, which would be forced laicization in this case
Note by the webmaster
Fr. Tomislav Vlasic moved to Medjugorje in 18th August 1981 (Medjugorje apparitions started in June 1981). He was officialy assigned as an associate pastor in Medjugorje by Bishop Zanic in 27 July 1982. After the pastor of Medjugorje during that time, Fr. Jozo Zovko, was sent to the prison by the communist regime in 1981, Fr. Tomislav Pervan became the pastor of Medjugorje from 1982 to 1988. Fr. Tomislav Vlasic does not serve in Medjugorje since September 1984.