- Aug 3, 2020
In a year when Pope Francis has said he won’t spare much time for travel, the pontiff said that in 2017 he’ll go to Fatima, India and Bangladesh, hopes to make it to Africa, and perhaps will go to Colombia. Notably absent are any other stops in “the center,” meaning Western Europe or North America.
VATICAN CITY — When then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger met the press in 2000 for the formal release of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, he said he knew many people would be disappointed. Almost 16 years later, at the beginning of a yearlong preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparition
ROME— Although emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has been largely silent since his resignation, he indirectly stepped out from behind the shadows on Saturday, using a statement from the Vatican Press Office to insist that claims the famed “Third Secret” of Fatima has not been revealed in full “are pure inventions,
Every pope from Pius XII (who was consecrated as bishop the same day the visions of Mary began) onward have expressed their belief that the events at Fatima were genuinely supernatural.
Friday is the thirty-fifth anniversary of the attempted assassination of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square in 1981. The date is significant, since May 13 is also the anniversary of the apparitions of Mary in the small Portuguese town of Fatima in 1917. Given that intersection, a connection
During the late John Paul II years, one constant bit of subtext on the Vatican beat was the pope’s health and his physical capacity to lead. I used to joke that my definition of bliss would be never having to go on TV or radio again and start by saying,