RECENTLY YOU RAN a piece by the religious and defence correspondent of The Observer, Peter Beaumont, who had just returned from Medjugorje (Catholic Herald, 18 June).
He quoted an hotel keeper he met there as saying the reason why Medjugorje had not been bombed had nothing to do with a miracle it was, rather, because Medjugorje is a Croat village.
I find this remark rather extraordinary, having only recently driven through bomb-damaged Croat villages in Herzegovina, the state in which the village of Medjugorje is situated.
The real miracle of Medjugorje, however, is the atmosphere of profound peace to be found there, despite the village being in the very midst of troubled lands.
As one United Nations military observer stationed there said to me: "I can find no human explanation for this." Susan Howard-Smith Tunbridge Wells, Kent