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  • Pope extols Mary ‘of the Gospel,’ not of a ‘vengeful God’

    Pope extols Mary ‘of the Gospel,’ not of a ‘vengeful God’

    On his first day in Fatima, Pope Francis said that God’s mercy always has to be put before judgement, and that insisting on the punishing of sins without first speaking about them being forgiven by his mercy, is doing a “great injustice” to God’s grace. Francis’s words came as he addressed a crowd participating in a prayer service on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to three young, illiterate shepherds.

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  • Fatima has a history with papal assassination attempts

    Fatima has a history with papal assassination attempts

    While the Fatima shrine in Portugal is primarily about the Blessed Virgin Mary and her appearances to three shepherd children, it also has a history with papal assassination attempts, including two attacks on St. John Paul II in 1981 and 1982.

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  • Fatima, the Marian Age, and the Devil’s Century

    Fatima, the Marian Age, and the Devil’s Century

    In the great slaughterhouse of the twentieth century, the sheer scale of lethal evil, organized above all in the communist regimes, appeared to have loosed Satan himself in the world. In this context, the apparitions of Fatima were addressed directly to the wickedness of the twentieth century, as well as to the wickedness of sin that lurks in all of history.

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