Goalkeeper and captain of the Italian football team, Gianluigi Buffon, has arrived in the holy village of Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, just days after his teams heavy defeat to Spain in the European Championship final in the Ukraine, reports website politka plus. Buffon arrived in Mostar on Tuesday by private jet before making his way to Medjugorje, the place where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to six schoolchildren in 1981 (Croatian Times)
Buffon has two sons with his wife Czech model Alena Šeredová: Louis Thomas and David Lee.Buffon started in each of Italy's matches at Euro 2012, saving a penalty kick from Ashley Cole in the Azzurri's quarter-final penalty shoot-out victory.(Image © Wikipedia)
It was the first time that Buffon set foot in Medjugorje but, he "wanted to come for many years". He prayed to the Virgin as any pilgrim, without any fanfare. This was meant to be a private visit. But his presence did not go unnoticed and he was soon surrounded by photographers. He met the visionaries Ivanka, Mirjana and Ivan.
At the root of the spiritual journey of faith is Buffon's friendship with Paolo Brosio, Retequattro journalist, who has been going to Medjugorje for years and has written three books on the subject. He visited a local orphanage run by nuns. The Mother Superior is Sister Cornelija Kordic