The locality of Međugorje gained worldwide visibility starting from 24 June 1981, when some young people resident in the place (Vicka Ivanković, Mirijana Dragičević, Marija Pavlović, Ivan Dragičević, Ivanka Ivanković and Jakov Čolo, aged between 10 and 16 at the time) they claimed to see apparitions of the Virgin Mary cyclically on the Podbrdo hill. She would be presented to them with the title of “Queen of Peace” (Kraljica Mira), trusting various messages and prescriptions. Over the decades Medjugorje has thus become one of the most famous religious pilgrimage destinations