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  • Leading a godless life might lead you to Hell, Pope warns in Fatima

    Leading a godless life might lead you to Hell, Pope warns in Fatima

    Speaking in Fatima, Portugal, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared 100 years ago and offered secrets and revelations to three shepherd children, two of whom were declared saints on Saturday, Pope Francis warned a half-million people not to lead a life that profanes God, because doing so puts one on the path to Hell.

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  • Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

    Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

    The “third secret of Fatima” refers to a message during the apparitions predicting suffering and persecution of the Pope and the Church. Unlike the first two secrets – a vision of hell and a prediction of World War II – the third secret was not initially revealed by Sister Lucia, one of the three children Mary visited in 1917.

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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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