Published Testimony: Sister Lucy’s Letter (1982)

Sister Lucy spoke of the Third Secret in a letter purported to be addressed to Pope John Paul II1, dated May 12, 1982. She wrote:

This 1982 letter makes absolutely no reference to the 1981 assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II; much less does it characterize the attempt as any sort of fulfillment of the Third Secret. Sister Lucy’s warning that "we are going towards [the fulfillment of the final part of the Fatima Secret] with great strides" demonstrates that rather than the Third Secret predicting the assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II, which had taken place the previous year, she is pointing to the yet unfulfilled part of the prophecy of the great worldwide punishment in the not distant future. Clearly, a year after the attempt, Sister Lucy remained concerned about a global chastisement in consequence of the Church’s failure to heed the imperatives of the Fatima Message. She certainly was not writing, on the eve of the consecration of the world (not specifically Russia), about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart, but rather the annihilation of nations.


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in "May 12, 1982, the commentary the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published on the vision the Vatican released on June 26, 2000. A close comparison of Sister Lucy’s handwritten Portuguese text with versions provided by the Vatican (English, Italian and Portuguese) reveals that a crucial phrase, which proves that this letter could not have been written to the Pope, has been omitted from all three versions. For a more detailed analysis of the evidence that this letter was not written to Pope John Paul II, see the second entry for The Message of Fatima1. This letter was reproduced in .

, provided by the Vatican itself (this booklet was published by Cardinal Ratzinger and Msgr. Bertone on June 26, 2000). We have thus provided our own accurate translation.The Message of Fatima2. The Vatican translation "we are going towards it little by little with great strides" is clearly defective. The words "little by little" do not appear in the photographically-reproduced copy of Sister Lucy’s original handwritten letter (in Portuguese) published on p. 9 of

(English edition, June 26, 2000), Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pp. 8-9.The Message of Fatima3.

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