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Acclaimed Italian Journalist Challenges Cardinal Bertone on the Third Secret: Part 2

Experts: Christopher A. Ferrara (Catholic attorney and author; President: American Catholic Lawyers Assoc.), John Vennari (Editor: Catholic Family News); on Truth in Crisis television program, #205 (30 minutes).

Summary: Christopher Ferrara continues to explain the points made by Antonio Socci in his new book The Fourth Secret of Fatima. Mr. Ferrara covers both the Vatican’s and Cardinal Bertone’s position and the inconsistencies made in their statements in contrast to the evidence, which ultimately brings us to the final conclusion that there has to be two texts of the Third Secret.

 

   

Acclaimed Italian Journalist Challenges Cardinal Bertone on the Third Secret: Part 1

Experts: Christopher A. Ferrara (Catholic attorney and author; President: American Catholic Lawyers Assoc.), John Vennari (Editor: Catholic Family News); on Truth in Crisis television program, #204 (30 minutes).

Summary: On June 26, 2000, the Vatican released a portion of the Third Secret claiming that it was a prediction of the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981. Antonio Socci, an acclaimed Italian journalist and television personality, originally sided with the Vatican’s interpretation of the Third Secret; but upon closer investigation of this matter the evidence led him to the same conclusion as to what Father Nicholas Gruner and the Fatima Center has been saying all along — that there is more to the Third Secret than what the Vatican has released.

 

   

The Third Secret Coverup: Latest Developments

Expert: Christopher A. Ferrara (Catholic attorney and author; President: American Catholic Lawyers Assoc.); talk given at the Fatima: Only Way to World Peace Conference in Botucatu, Brazil in August 2007; on video (75 minutes).

Summary: Mr. Ferrara explores and analyzes the continuing deceptive public declarations of Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, regarding the Third Secret of Fatima, demonstrating again and again that Cardinal Bertone is deliberately hiding part of the Third Secret and that his statements on Italian TV acknowledge de facto that there’s more to the Third Secret than what he insists is all there is.

 

   

Cardinal Ratzinger's Comments on the Third Secret

Experts: Father Nicholas Gruner (head of one of the world’s largest Fatima Apostolates; publisher of The Fatima Crusader), Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI); on Heaven’s Peace Plan radio program, #228 (30 minutes).

Summary: Father Gruner discusses Cardinal Ratzinger’s (now Pope Benedict XVI) comments on the Third Secret, published in Italy in the November 11, 1984 edition of Jesus magazine, which most people are not aware of. The Cardinal’s comments are very enlightening and very important to understand what’s going on in the Church today. Cardinal Ratzinger (as then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) has read the Third Secret, and so his comments are most authoritative.

 

Why has the Third Secret not been Revealed

Experts: Father Nicholas Gruner (head of one of the world’s largest Fatima Apostolates; publisher of The Fatima Crusader), Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI); on Heaven’s Peace Plan radio program, #229 (30 minutes).

Summary: Father Gruner continues his discussion (from Program #228) of Cardinal Ratzinger’s (now Pope Benedict XVI) very enlightening interview given in 1984 regarding the Third Secret. Cardinal Ratzinger has read the Third Secret and he granted a public interview, an extraordinary interview of several days’ length, regarding many topics in the Church. One of the things the interviewer asked the Cardinal about was the Third Secret of Fatima.

 

Pope John XXIII and the Secret

Experts: Father Nicholas Gruner (head of one of the world’s largest Fatima Apostolates; publisher of The Fatima Crusader), Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI); on Heaven’s Peace Plan radio program, #230 (30 minutes).

Summary: Father Gruner continues his discussion (from Program #229) of Cardinal Ratzinger’s (now Pope Benedict XVI) comments on the Third Secret. In his 1984 interview with Jesus magazine, the Cardinal revealed that he had read the Third Secret and that the Secret refers to “dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian and therefore (the life) of the world.”

 

Does the Third Secret Consist of Two Distinct Texts?

Expert: Father Paul Kramer (editor and compiler of The Devil’s Final Battle).

Summary: Is the Third Secret of Fatima completely contained within the 4-page document released by the Vatican on June 26, 2000 or has it been written down as two distinct documents? Read the evidence presented in this article which clearly supports the existence of a second document, and judge for yourself.

 

Report from Italy: My Meetings with Archbishop Capovilla and the Socci – Cardinal Bertone Struggle

Experts: Solideo Paolini (Italian journalist), Archbishop Loris F. Capovilla (former personal secretary to Pope John XXIII); edited transcript of the speech given by Mr. Paolini to nearly 200 bishops and priests at the Fatima: Only Way to World Peace Conference in Botucatu, Brazil in August 2007.

Summary: Italian journalist Solideo Paolini reports in detail on his meetings with Archbishop Capovilla, former personal Secretary of Pope John XXIII, in which Mr. Paolini obtained the crucial testimony of the Archbishop that there are two texts of the Third Secret.

 

Archbishop Capovilla’s Certified Notes Regarding the Third Secret (Italian Original)

Expert: Archbishop Loris F. Capovilla (former personal secretary to Pope John XXIII).

Summary: This document is a true copy of the contemporaneous documentation of Archbishop Loris F. Capovilla, former personal Secretary of Pope John XXIII, confirming the existence of the “Capovilla envelope” pertaining to the Third Secret of Fatima, which was kept in the papal apartment. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone has never produced this envelope, even though Capovilla’s evidence has finally forced him to admit its existence.

 

Archbishop Capovilla’s Certified Notes Regarding the Third Secret (English Translation)

Expert: Archbishop Loris F. Capovilla (former personal secretary to Pope John XXIII).

Summary: This document is a translation of the contemporaneous documentation of Archbishop Loris F. Capovilla, confirming the existence of the “Capovilla envelope” pertaining to the Third Secret of Fatima, which was kept in the papal apartment.

 

The Third Secret Cover-up

Expert: Christopher A. Ferrara (Catholic attorney and author; President: American Catholic Lawyers Assoc.); edited transcript of most of a talk given by Christopher Ferrara at the Fatima: Only Way to World Peace Conference in Botucatu, Brazil in August 2007.

Summary: Mr. Ferrara explores and analyzes the continuing deceptive public declarations of Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, regarding the Third Secret of Fatima, demonstrating again and again that the Cardinal is deliberately hiding part of the Third Secret and that the Cardinal’s own statements on Italian TV acknowledge de facto that there’s more to the Third Secret than what he insists is all there is.

 

Dear Cardinal Bertone:  Who — Between You and Me — is Deliberately Lying?

Expert: Antonio Socci (Italian journalist and author of Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima [“The Fourth Secret of Fatima”] published in Italy in November 2006).

Summary: Is Antonio Socci, author of Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima (“The Fourth Secret of Fatima”) published in Italy in November 2006, falsely accusing Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone of deliberately hiding part of the Third Secret? Is he a “liar” or “someone who consciously lies”? Or has Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, used his book L’Ultima Veggente di Fatima (“The Last Visionary of Fatima”) and the authority of his office to further cover up the truth regarding the Third Secret and to silence his opposition?

 

Bertone in the “Wasp’s Nest” of Controversy

Expert: Antonio Socci (Italian journalist and author of Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima [“The Fourth Secret of Fatima”] published in Italy in November 2006).

Summary: Porta a Porta (“Door to Door”, one of Italy’s most popular television shows, which has provided a forum for both Italian and world celebrities of all stripes) handed Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone a gift-wrapped opportunity to quash his critics — especially Italian journalist Antonio Socci, one of Italy’s most respected Catholic intellectuals. However, on this program Bertone failed to address a single one of Socci’s contentions made in The Fourth Secret of Fatima, thus conceding Socci’s entire case that a part of the Third Secret still has not been released by the Vatican. As a Catholic journalist, Mr. Socci is seeking the truth; but one might be led to wonder: What are the motives for the Cardinal’s strange behavior?

 

“The Fourth Secret of Fatima”

Experts: Society of St. Pius X, District of Asia

Summary: This article chronicles the controversy concerning whether the Third Secret of Fatima had been fully revealed on June 26, 2000 — from the release of Antonio Socci’s book The Fourth Secret of Fatima, published in Italy in November 2006, to the physical assault by Vatican bodyguards of Socci and another Italian journalist, whose research leads them to conclude that there is still a part of the Third Secret yet to be released, at a September 2007 event in Rome, in which Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone conducted a formal presentation of his book The Last Visionary of Fatima which propounds the entire Third Secret has been revealed. Antonio Socci, an acclaimed Italian journalist and television personality, originally sided with the Vatican’s interpretation of the Third Secret; but upon closer investigation of this matter the evidence led him to the conclusion that there is more to the Third Secret than what the Vatican has released.

 

Published Testimony: Cardinal Ratzinger (November 11, 1984)

Expert: Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI).

Summary: On November 11, 1984, Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave an interview in Jesus magazine, a publication of the Pauline Sisters. In the interview, entitled “Here is Why the Faith is in Crisis” and published with the Cardinal's explicit permission, Cardinal Ratzinger revealed that he had read the Third Secret and that the Secret refers to “dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian and therefore (the life) of the world.” This article provides the English translation and a photographic reproduction of the key part of Cardinal Ratzinger’s interview and its English translation.

 

Cardinal Ratzinger Speaks on The Third Secret of Fatima

Expert: Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Father Joseph de Ste. Marie (world-renowned Fatima theologian; former Professor of Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of St. Theresa in Rome).

Summary: This article contains Cardinal Ratzinger's (now Pope Benedict XVI) enlightening comments about the Third Secret of Fatima, including the full text of his interview on the Third Secret published in the November 11, 1984 edition of Jesus magazine, in which the Cardinal gives us valuable insight as to the contents of the Third Secret. In this article, Cardinal Ratzinger's comments are analyzed by world-renowned Fatima theologian, Father Joseph de Ste. Marie, former Professor of Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of St. Theresa in Rome.

 

The Third Secret Predicts: World War III and Worse?

Experts: Father Paul Kramer (editor and compiler of The Devil’s Final Battle), Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI).

Summary: Father Kramer, who has studied the facts and circumstances of the Third Secret of Fatima for some thirty-five years, believes Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) revealed the essence of the Third Secret in his 1984 interview with Jesus magazine and agrees with Mother Angelica that it is indeed scary — far scarier than Catholics have generally understood. Father Kramer cites many sources — including Our Lady of Akita, Pope John Paul II, Mother Angelica, and Father Malachi Martin — to discredit the Vatican’s June 26, 2000 interpretation of the Third Secret and to warn us of terrifying future events.

 

Third Secret Update, At Last

Experts: Pauly Fongemie, John Vennari (editor of Catholic Family News).

Summary: In a time when those who argue that the Third Secret of Fatima was not entirely released on June 26, 2000 are viewed as “extremists, alarmists, with nary a worthwhile argument to make”, it is now a very momentous time because help from a most unlikely source has come concerning this controversy. Antonio Socci — acclaimed Italian journalist, television personality, personal friend of Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone and author of Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima (“The Fourth Secret of Fatima”) published in November 2006 — originally sided with the Vatican’s interpretation of the Third Secret and set out to write a book to disprove the claims of traditional Fatima devotees that the Third Secret was not fully divulged. However, after an extensive investigation of the evidence, he concluded that there does exist two texts of the Third Secret, one of which has yet to be revealed to the world.

 

      Father Joaquin Alonso, the official Fatima archivist for sixteen years until his death, who had unrestricted access to Sister Lucia. Father Alonso stated that the Third Secret, which follows the words “In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved etc.”, probably foretells “the crisis of the Faith in the Church and the negligence of the pastors themselves.”
      In this photograph from Life magazine in 1949, Bishop José da Silva displays the outer envelope that he prepared containing a text of the Third Secret before its transmission to the Vatican in 1957.
      Photo from Paris-Match magazine in 1958, showing the wooden safe in the papal apartment of Pius XII in which a text of the Third Secret was safeguarded. The text in this safe was not the text in the Holy Office archives.
      During his appearance on Porta a Porta on May 31, 2007, Cardinal Bertone displays on camera the outer envelope displayed by Bishop da Silva for Life magazine in 1949.

      Bertone displays on camera an unsealed outer envelope for a text of the Secret, on which Lucia wrote the name of the Bishop of Leiria — the bishop in charge of Fatima.

      Bertone reveals on camera that the text of the vision of the Bishop in white was written on a single folio (sheet) of notebook paper, even though his own book, published weeks before, states that when he met with Lucia in April 2000 she authenticated folios (sheets) of paper. Thus, there is at least one missing sheet of paper pertaining to the Third Secret of Fatima.
The two Third Secret envelopes.


      Top and middle: The front and back (showing wax seals) of Third Secret envelope #1, bearing Sister Lucia’s handwritten notation of the “express order of Our Lady” that this envelope can only be opened in 1960.

      Bottom: Third Secret envelope #2, also bearing Sister Lucia’s handwritten warning “by express order of Our Lady” that also this envelope can only be opened in 1960.

      Cardinal Bertone failed to mention the existence of these two envelopes, and the “express order of Our Lady” written on each, at any time from June 26, 2000 until the telecast of May 31, 2007. Bertone had always represented before May 31, 2007 that there was only one envelope and that Lucia had never received an order from the Blessed Virgin regarding 1960.

      A close-up of the single folio on which the text of the vision was written by Lucia showing that it is clearly not the “letter to the Bishop of Fatima” in which she had confided contents of the Secret. Bertone admitted on camera that the folio he displayed is not a letter. The missing letter would probably explain the meaning of the vision.

 


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