Cardinal Bertone Talks About Third Secret of Fátima

Catholic News Service carried an article with an interview from Cardinal Bertone and the third part of the secret of Fátima.

Pity that I did not have this available prior to the publication of my book!


Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state, speaks with EWTN on May 4, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA.

By Andrea Gagliarducci

.- The third secret of Fatima deals with past events, but at the same time its call to conversion is always current, always up to date, said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State emeritus.

In an interview with CNA, Cardinal Bertone spoke about the third secret of Fatima, how the decision to release the secret was made, and his memories of his three meetings with Sr. Lucia, the longest-living of the three shepherd children who had been the custodian of the secret until it was released by the Vatican at the request of Pope John Paul II.

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Pope Francis Speaks on Medjugorje

During the return journey to Rome from Portugal, Pope Francis was asked about Medjugorje by the journalist Mimmo Muolo from Avvenire.

The Vatican’s web site has a transcription of the press conference. At this time, there is no official English translation (which will appear here when it is available), though Catholic News Agency has issued an unofficial one. Between these two texts, I would like to offer my thoughts in order to help people understand what has happened.

Here is a video of the press conference:


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Fátima Book Chapters

Hello Everyone!

I am providing the list of chapters for my Fátima book in order to whet your whistles a bit before book ordering becomes available.


Table of Contents

  1. Fátima and Its Secret: A History
  2. How Many Lines of Text?
  3. The 1967 Allocution of Cardinal Ottaviani
  4. The Mysterious Date of 1960
  5. Fuentes and Sister Lúcia
  6. Sister Lúcia and a “Terrifying” Secret?
  7. The 1960 Portuguese News Article
  8. The “Silencing” of Sister Lúcia
  9. Portugal and the Dogma of the Faith
  10. Ratzinger, Dhanis and Fátima
  11. Pope Benedict XVI and Fátima
  12. Dollinger and Fátima
  13. Various Considerations

Appendices

Bibliography

Cardinal Martins, Fátima, and the Last Three Popes

Catholic News Service has a nice article on Cardinal Saraiva Martins and the last three Popes with respect to Fátima. I encourage you to read it.


VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope’s connection can match that of St. John Paul II.

“We cannot forget that he was saved by Our Lady of Fatima from the assassination attempt here in St. Peter’s. This is fundamental and central. It is never forgotten,” Portuguese Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, former prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, told Catholic News Service March 29.

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