Old Interview with Cardinal Ratzinger

The other day I came across an old interview with Cardinal Ratzinger that was conducted by the Italian journalist Orazio La Rocca in May, 2000. It was published in La Repubblica on May 19.

Not a week prior to the publication of this interview, Cardinal Sodano had announced the impending publication of the third part of the secret of Fátima. La Rocca took the opportunity to speak with Ratzinger about the matter.

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Fátima & Marco Tosatti

Marco Tosatti was kind to help me in the research with my book On the Third Part of the Secret of Fátima. Today I saw this video:

If your spoken Italian needs brushing up, thankfully, YouTube’s closed caption feature is working (albeit not at 100%).

Tosatti advances the 20-25 lines story, among other things. I hope he has had the opportunity to read my book…. I understand that he published a book back in April entitled Fatima e il segreto non svelato.

More on Fr. Edouard Dhanis

Last year, I posted an English translation of an article written by Dr. José Barreto of Lisbon, Portugal, on the writings of Fr. Edouard Dhanis concerning Fátima.

While in Fátima this past June, I noticed that there was some discussion on Fr. Dhanis on an Internet forum. I am quite happy to see this discussion taking place as I discuss Dhanis in my book On the Third Part of the Secret of Fátima.

I noticed that Joachim Bouflet wrote a book about Fátima entitled Fátima: 1917-2017. I have found Bouflet, generally speaking, to be a good writer and I looked forward to reading his book. I saw that he, too, has written about Fr. Dhanis (pgs. 126-132). Overall, I think he wrote well of the situation with the Flemish Jesuit. I like how he appears to acknowledge the opprobrium to which Dhanis was subjected.

For your reading pleasure, I have worked-up an English translation (by no means a polished one) of Bouflet’s discussion. I hope he does not mind that I have done so.

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