C) June 2000, Cardinal Ratzinger:
The future Pope writes: "Here it would be appropriate to mention a phrase from the letter which Sister Lucia wrote to the Holy Father on 12 May
1982: “The third part of the ‘secret' refers to Our Lady's words: ‘If not, [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars
and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated'”(source:
Theological commentary released by the Vatican with the Third Secret)
D) 1985, Interview of Cardinal Ratzinger:
-"I ask: "Cardinal Ratzinger, have you read the so-called 'third secret of Fatima'...?"
-The reply is immediate and dry: "Yes, I have read it."
-Undenied versions are circulating in the world I continue, which describe the contents of the "secret" as disquieting, apocalyptic, as warning of
terrible sufferings. John Paul II himself, in his personal visit to Germany, seemed to confirm the undeniable disconcerting contents of the
text....Why was it never decided to make it public, if only to counter rash speculation?
-"If this decision has not yet been made", he answers, "it is not because the Popes want to hide something terrible."
-Then there is "something terrible" in Sister Lucia's manuscript, I insist?
-"If that were so", he replies, avoiding going further, "that after all would only confirm the part of the message of Fatima already known. A stern
warning has been launched from that place that is directed against the prevailing frivolity, a summons to the seriousness of life, of history, to the
perils that threaten humanity. It is that which Jesus himself recalls very frequently: '...Unless you repent you will all perish...'(Lk 13:3)...to
publish the 'third secret' would mean exposing the Church to the danger of sensationalism, exploitation of the content."
-Perhaps also political implications, I venture, since it seems that here, also, as in the two other "secrets," Russia is mentioned? At this point
however, the Cardinal declares that he is not in a position to go further into the matter and firmly refuses to discuss particulars."" (source:
"The Ratzinger Report"(Ratzinger and Vittorio Messori are the authors), pg 109-110)
E) 1970's, Father Alonso, the official archivist of the Fatima documents for 16 years. He has never read the secret but he has seen all the other key
documents pertaining to Fatima. Father Alonso writes: "In the period preceding the great triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, terrible things are
to happen. These form the content of the third part of the Secret. What are they? If “in Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be
preserved”...it can be clearly deduced from this that in other parts of the Church these dogmas are going to become obscure or even lost altogether.
Thus it is quite possible that, in this intermediate period which is in question (after 1960 and before the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary),
the text makes concrete references to the crisis of the Faith of the Church and to the negligence of the pastors themselves."(source: Many.
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