The Catholic Church has been embracing the online world step by step: The most recent example is the website for the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, which has published the manuscript revealing the third secret of Fatima.
The secrets of Fatima make up a series of revelations that the Virgin Mary supposedly passed along to three children in Portugal. The documents are shownwith the expressed consent of the Pope–in an exposition titled Secret and Revelation, dedicated to the three secrets.
The sanctuary’s website has the complete letter written in 1944 and sent to the Vatican in 1957 by Sister Lucia dos Santos, who was one of the three children who saw the apparition when she was 10-years-old. The other two children who were with her at the time were her cousins, 9-year-old Francisco and 7-year-old Jacinta.
The manuscripts can be seen at both the exposition and the website for the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in several languages. The mysteries have made headlines since the 1940′s, because the Catholic Church has been revealing them in incomplete pieces. In general, like many prophecies and predictions, they talk about world wars, questions of faith and the murder of heads of state.
The third secret of Fatima
However, this third secret, which brought to light in the year 2000, depicted the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981 by Ali Agca, a Turkish terrorist.
Curiously, the attempt occurred on the 13th of May, the day of Our Lady of Fatima.
The revelations were made to the youngsters in a cave near the city of Lisbon.
The revelations took place in a span of several months, starting on the 13th of May through the 13th of October 1917.
A copy of the letters is also on display at the Basilica of the Holy Trinity, inside the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. About 5 million devout Catholics make the pilgrimage to visit the site annually.
“Secret and Revelation” not only covers the three parts of the so-called Secret of Fatima, but for the first time displays the manuscript for the third part of the secret..
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