Friday, June 01, 2007

Fatima: No more secrets ?

Fr. Z of What Does The Prayer Really Say? reports on an appearance by Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone on the Italian TV programme Porta a Porta to resolve the controversy about the so-called "Third Secret of Fatima". Some say that there is a second part which the Vatican has not revealed.


"Card. Bertone appeared through a live hook-up from the Apostolic Palace in order to "resolve" the controversy. ...

Card. Bertone did something extraordinary. He displayed on the air the envelopes in which the Third Secret was contained. After opening them one by one, with many closeups of the camera, Card. Bertone then took out of the last small envelope Lucia’s written sheet with the text of the Third Secret. Bertone explained that that is all there was. Perhaps the reason why some assumed there was some other part to the secret is because of the way the sheet was folded. Instead of being folded in half, it was folded twice, into fours, as it were."