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National Catholic Register May 16th 1999
When Pope John Paul II arrived in Fatima for the first time, in 1982, he said that he had come "because, on this exact date last year in St. Peter's Square, in Rome, there was an attempt on the life of your Pope, which mysteriously coincided with the anniversary of the first vision at Fatima, that of 13 May 1917. The coincidence of these dates was so great that it seemed to be a special invitation for me to come
Jacinta Marto words from 1920 in her biography by Sor Lucia dos Santos:
"when you are to say this, don't go and hide. Tell everybody that God grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that people are to ask her for them; and that the Heart of Jesus wants the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be venerated at his side. Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God entrusted it to her".
￼JOHN PAUL'S LIFE SAVED BY OUR LADY OF FATIMA
June Keithley Castro
At that time, the Pope had been riding in an open-air vehicle to greet the pilgrims in St. Peter's Square and his attention was caught by a baby girl clutching a picture depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
(The devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was a consequence of the Fatima apparitions. The visionaries stated that the Virgin said that God wished it to be established in the world so that many souls would be saved and that wars, persecution of the Church and annihilation of nations be averted.)
John Paul II reached out to embrace the child, and as he leaned over to hand her back to her mother, the bullet struck, it's aim partially deflected and his life spared by a matter of millimeters.
The baby girl, Sara, - now 20- whose name had only recently been made public, revealed in an interview for Italian television that the event had "shaped" her life.
It is said that while the Holy Father was recuperating in the hospital he asked that all the files on Fatima and the much speculated " Third Secret" be brought to him.
Then in 1982 he traveled to Fatima in thanksgiving and the bullet that was extracted from his body was placed in the center of the gold crown of the original statue of the "dear Lady of Fatima." ..........