Warraq el-Hadar), Egypt (2009)
Warraq el-Hadar is a small island in greater Cairo's Nile river (Giza governorate, part of Greater Cairo). It is a poor district. More than 200,000 (Christians and Muslims) have so far witnessed the December 2009 apparitions on the domes of Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in El-Warraq (as at 22 December 2009). Apparition lights in the night sky could also be seen several kilometers away from the church. People used their mobile phones to make videos of the apparitions and share them via Bluetooth and on YouTube. The full silhouette of the Blessed Holy Virgin Mary dressed in light blue gown could be clearly seen over the domes of the church between the church crosses. The apparitions also received wide media coverage in Egyptian newspapers and Arabic TV channels. The apparitions started in the Coptic month of Kiahk (December 2009), the Marian month/Nativity Fast in the Coptic Calendar. During this month the Coptic Church celebrates a special Midnight Praise dedicated to the Holy Virgin and the Incarnation.
Burundi, Masinde (Kayanza), Uganda (2009)
A 23-year-old woman called Euzebie claims to see the Virgin Mary on the 11th day of each month. She comes from a rural village known as Masinde, in the province of Kayanza. The Catholic church in the area is investigating the claims of a "vision".
Provincial governor Edouard Nduwimana says people come from all over the country, as well as nearby Rwanda and Uganda, to join Euzebie on the hill. He says the worshippers are troublemakers and they should stop.
He says they stay for three nights each month, from the 11th to the 13th, during which time they pray, bang drums, sing and cry.
"Among the growing controversy surrounding the Euzebie saga, the archibishop of the northern diocese has formally advised worshippers to stop going to see Euzebie while the church investigates to confirm whether or not she has been seeing the Virgin Mary," said Mr Nduwimana, who also comes from Masinde village.
According to followers of Euzebie, she began to see and talk to the Virgin Mary when she was four years old. She claims she hears the voice of the Virgin Mary when she talks to Euzebie. But she says only a few people, with what she calls "a special gift", can also see her.
In a written message, the Archbishop of Kayanza, Monsignor Gervais Banshimiyubusa, said that in a country emerging from war, it was normal that people were attracted to a place where they believed they could receive relief for their suffering and mercy for their sins.
(From BBC News)
Velipojes, Albania (2007)
A nineteen year-old girl from Velipojes, Albania has claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary 84 times. Valmira Malaj has only reported the apparitions to a priest and says that Mary has identified herself as Zoja E Shkodres, a name with a famous history in Albania.
Zoja E Shkodres is an icon that is believed to have flown to Italy from Albania hundreds of years ago and is in Genazzano, Italy to this day. Legend says that on the Feast of St. Mark, 1467, during a festival in Genazzano, a cloud descended upon an ancient 5th century detiorated church dedicated to Our Mother of Good Counsel. When the cloud disappeared, the festive crowd found a small, fragile picture of Our Lady with Her Child on a paper - thin sheet of plaster; the painting stood without support, floating, on a small ledge.
On the feast of the Assumption at St. Nicholas parish in Velipojes, Albania, over three hundred people were present and claimed to see the Blessed Virgin appear in the Church. They said Our Lady appeared with two angels one on each shoulder and was holding a rosary and the Infant Jesus in her arms. As the people saw her, they ran to her to try and touch her but they couldn't. She reportedly appeared eight different times, in different places throughout the church.
Alphan Park, Benoni, South Africa (2007)
Francesca Zackey, 17, from Alphan Park, Benoni, teenager claims to have seen the Virgin Mary and spoken to her, in tongues. Thousands of people have visted her and she prayed for them.
According to Francesca, the Virgin Mary first appeard to her on May 7 and "there was a beautiful scent of roses" that drew her to her bedroom.
"I found her sitting on my bed. She had blue eyes, long brown hair and had on a royal veil. Light was coming from her open hand and she looked so beautiful," the teenager told The Star, a local newspaper.
Borg in-Nadur, Birzebbuga - Malta (2006)
Angelik, member of Theotokos, is a visionary and stigmatist who since 21 April 2006 has been seeing the Mother of God to whom she gives her messages. Angelik also suffers the pain of the stigmata. Everthing started when a statue of the Immaculate Conception wept tears of blood in his house on 23 January 2006.
[ From the official website ]