On April 21, the Portuguese publication Dies Irae published an interview with Archbishop Viganò. Part of this interview concerned Fátima and the third part of the secret.
Some of Viganò’s remarks were rather uninformed, and I was asked by Catholic Herald over in England to write an article that discusses the matter.
The article was just published today, but is behind a paywall for subscribers. Go check it out anyway!
[6-12-20 Update: It appears as though the article is no longer behind a paywall. Please click on the above link to read the full article]
Viganò’s claims about a Fátima cover-up are based on shaky evidence
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is greatly respected by many Catholics; when he speaks his words are taken seriously. So his recent remarks to the Portuguese publication Dies Irae about Our Lady of Fátima were a major story: “The third part of the message that Our Lady entrusted to the shepherds of Fátima, so that they could deliver it to the Holy Father, remains a secret today.” Since 1960, he said, popes and Vatican officials had taken part in “a cover-up operation”, in which a “terrible conspiracy” against the Church was kept out of public view. This is a very significant allegation that, upon closer scrutiny, quickly breaks down.