• The beat goes on for the Pope of the Peripheries

    • Oct 4, 2016

    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 tries to snuff out Fatima conspiracy theories

    Vatican tries to snuff out Fatima conspiracy theories

    • May 28, 2016

    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

  • Pope Benedict denies there’s more to ‘Third Secret’ of Fatima

    Pope Benedict denies there’s more to ‘Third Secret’ of Fatima

    • May 21, 2016

    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,