26 February 2013

Pope Benedict's Words in 2010

This is a decade after we were told that the Third Secret was fully revealed and that the Fatima prophecy was fulfilled in the assassination attempt on John Paul II and the reported fall of Communism.  Emphases mine:

We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete. Here there takes on new life the plan of God which asks humanity from the beginning: “Where is your brother Abel […] Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground!” (Gen 4:9). Mankind has succeeded in unleashing a cycle of death and terror, but failed in bringing it to an end… In sacred Scripture we often find that God seeks righteous men and women in order to save the city of man and he does the same here, in Fatima, when Our Lady asks: “Do you want to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings which he will send you, in an act of reparation for the sins by which he is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?” (Memoirs of Sister Lúcia, I, 162).
At a time when the human family was ready to sacrifice all that was most sacred on the altar of the petty and selfish interests of nations, races, ideologies, groups and individuals, our Blessed Mother came from heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in her the Love of God burning in her own heart. At that time it was only to three children, yet the example of their lives spread and multiplied, especially as a result of the travels of the Pilgrim Virgin, in countless groups throughout the world dedicated to the cause of fraternal solidarity. May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the apparitions hasten the fulfilment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity.

Pope Benedict has read the Third Secret.  He himself says it is not yet fulfilled.  


Anonymous said...

He says the mission of the visions is not fulfilled, but that is not the same as saying that the secrets themselves have not been fully revealed.

Jim Cole

thetimman said...

It's just an excerpt, and in other places he refers to events that are unfolding little by little. If the secret was revealed as advertised in 2000, it makes no sense to say so. The vision of the bishop in white was accompanied by the words of our Lady, and these words have not been revealed. So, yes, the vision is revealed but not the secret.

Antonio Socci's book, The Fourth Secret of Fatima, explains it best.