Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

The truth of the third secret of Fatima

We at the Fatima Centre encounter many people who are confused about the truth of the third secret of Fatima. In response to this confusion Pope emeritus Benedict XVI came out of retirement in 2016. He did so to clarify the third secret of Fatima and made a public statement.

The following article was posted on the Radio Vatican website on 21st May 2016, and reads as follows:

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said he never told anyone the publication of the “Third Secret of Fatima” in the year 2000 was incomplete. He confirmed the document was published in its totality.

A Communiqué was published Saturday by the Holy See Press Office on various articles regarding the “Third Secret of Fatima.”

“ Several articles have appeared recently, including declarations attributed to Professor Ingo Dollinger according to which Cardinal Ratzinger, after the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima (which took place in June 2000), had confided to him that the publication was not complete.” – the Communiqué reads – “In this regard, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI declares ‘never to have spoken with Professor Dollinger about Fatima’. Clearly affirming that the remarks attributed to Professor Dollinger on the matter ‘are pure inventions, absolutely untrue’. He confirms decisively that ‘the publication of the  Third Secret of Fatima is complete’.”

Three children in Portugal saw apparition of the Virgin Mary six times between May and October 1917

According to one of the visionaries – Sr. Lúcia de Jesus Rosa Santos – on July 13, 1917, Our Lady entrusted the children with three secrets, which she later wrote down and delivered to the Pope.

The third secret was not revealed with the others, but Pope John Paul II decided to release it in the Jubilee Year of 2000.