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One of the best reports to tackle whether Pope Ratzinger will be the final Roman Catholic Pope before the final pope, Peter the Roman according to the St Malachy prophecy.

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  • 1.  A Weekly Global Watch Media Publication (www.globalreport2010.com)                        March 2nd, 2012  The Global Watch Weekly Report is a publication of Rema Marketing (www.remamarketing.com) and is published every Friday.  For any queries regarding this service please contact us at admin@remamarketing.com. ©Rema Marketing 2011. All Rights Reserved. 
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  • 3. Welcome to the Global Watch Weekly Report  This week we focus on the prophecy concerning the last day arrival of “Peter the Roman” commonly known as “The Last Pope” and also the third secret of Fatima. The Last Pope is a term which is associated with the prophecies of St Malachy. These prophecies are in no way considered to be an inspired biblical text yet today it seems to have drawn even the most conservative of bible and secular prophecy scholars into the debate that their could be some relevance behind these predictions. For those of you who may not be familiar with this subject, the prophecy of St Malachy is based on medieval text which seems to have correctly predicted the succession of popes from medieval times up until the present pope. There is some controversy in regards to a possible forgery which took place which accounted for the early prediction of popes. But with the twentieth century witnessing on going fulfilment of its predictions for the later popes it’s a subject which demands further insight. The interest is also borne by the fact that the last segment of the prophecy seems to somehow mirror and affirm Revelation 17 which details the nature of the relationship between the final world government and a last days religious system. The focus on the third secret of Fatima is also of interest due to the attempts by the Roman Catholic Church to conceal the true content of the vision that was given to the three Portuguese children who received the vision in 1917. However, as we will see in an interview with one of the most renowned scholars on Catholic Eschatology, insight is provided on the reason for concealment and what the actual third secret really is about. 4 THE PIUS WHO IS TO COME 6 THE THIRD SECRET CONTROVERSY 11 A PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD SECRET WAR 17 THE PROPHECY OF ST MALACHY 21 INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER www.globalreport2010.com The Global Watch Weekly Report is a publication of Rema Marketing (www.remamarketing.com) and is published every Friday. For any queries regarding this service please contact us at admin@remamarketing.com. ©Rema Marketing 2011. All Rights Reserved. 
  • 4. D THE PIUS WHO IS TO COME  Blackberry Under the Spotlight  From Christians to New This name (Pius) is associated historically with Agers, skeptics to popes who emphasized authoritative doctrine during historians, the world is their pontificates. Cardinal Arinze fits this presently enthralled with description, and Conte interprets this qualification what will happen during and as best fulfilling “Peter the Roman” as a pope who following the year 2012. In “will reaffirm the authority of the Roman Pontiff over general, the excitement (or the Church; this authority is based on his place as a dread, as the case may be) Successor of Peter” and “will emphasize the surrounds a variety of supremacy of the Roman Catholic Faith and the predictions made by ancient Roman Catholic Church above all other religions and modern sources and denominations, and its authority over all concerning a portentous Christians and all peoples of the world.” moment in time. To this, Conte adds, “During the reign of Pope PeterMankind has entered a period of unprecedented the Roman, the great apostasy begins” and thisglobal upheaval, according to these experts, when pope will mark “the first part of the tribulation, duringthe earth and all life on it will undergo apocalyptica our generation.”marked by the end of the “thirteenth baktun” of theMesoamerican Mayan Long Count. The exact end Conte envisions this apocalypse beginning in 2012date of this calendar is December 21, 2012, when when, as he sees it, Benedict is assassinated and isduring the winter solstice at 11:11, GMT (Greenwich replaced by Petrus Romanus. This is followed by aMean Time), the New Age crowd says the sun will series of cascading events resulting in World Waralign with the galactic center of the Milky Way III, which is triggered when Iranian-backed terroristsgalaxy, an event that occurs only every thirteen explode a nuclear bomb in New York City. Thethousand years. The precession of the equinoxes Great Tribulation begins, and by July 2013, Rome iswill conclude a twenty-six-thousand-year cycle, destroyed when it is struck by a nuclear missile.bringing the astrological Age of Pisces to an endand introducing the beginning of Aquarius, when the Conte’s view is also supported by a French codexnext cycle begins and the sun rises out of the mouth entitled, La Mystérieuse Prophétie des Papes (“Theof the Ouroboros (great serpent of the Milky Way). Mysterious Prophecy of the Popes”), issued in 1951This is the sun rising in Sagittarius, the centaur with by a Jesuit priest and mathematician named Renéa bow—the symbol for Nimrod coming out from the Thibaut (1883–1952). Among his astonishingmouth of Leviathan and the sun “god” rising again— findings—hidden to the modern world until theApollo/Osiris. publishing of our work—Thibaut found concealed in the Prophecy of the Popes a clever number of wordThe Mayans predicted this conjunction, interpreting plays that form many acrostics and anagrams.it as a harbinger of the end of the world as we knowit and the beginning of a new “enlightened” pagan An example of one of the linguistic codes may holdage. People from the world’s greatest religions cryptic agreement with Ronald L. Conte’sincluding Christianity and Islam also see current conclusion that Petrus Romanus will take the nameglobal developments as potential omens of an end- Pius. The code is discovered in the Latin texttimes scenario leading to the Apocalypse. This “Peregrinus apostolicus” which was the prophecyincludes catholic mystics who believe in the for the ninety-sixth pope on the list, Pius VI. TheProphecy of the Popes. anagram not only reveals the papal name, it does so twice: PeregIinUS aPostolIcUS. This appearance The Catholic seer, Ronald L. Conte of the name “Pius” is rather astounding considering Jr who in 2002 correctly predicted we have a published copy dated almost two that the pope succeeding John Paul hundred years before Pius VI was elected. But II would be named Benedict XVI, Thibaut suggests the repetition serves as an even believes the next pope will be farther-reaching poetic refrain. Cardinal Francis Arinze and that he will take the name Pius XIII. www.globalreport2010.com 4
  • 5. D THE PIUS WHO IS TO COME  Blackberry Under the Spotlight In other words, “Pius! Pius!” is similar to the excited prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on hisbinary “Mayday, Mayday!” that sailors cry out in dire way; having reached the top of the mountain, on hiscircumstances and which may have prophetic knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by aimplications concerning the name of the final pope group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows aton the list. him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and womenIn addition to being associated with Roman Religious, and various lay people of different ranksauthoritarianism and cryptogramed in the Prophecy and positions.of the Popes, Conte bolsters his prognosticationconcerning the name “Pius” by pointing to the The conceptual framework of these visions and theirelectrifying visions of another pope named Pius— validity is volatile among many Catholics who Pope Pius X who served as believe Rome is complicit in an intentional cover-up pope from 1903 to 1914 and involving the true Third Secret of Fatima as well as who saw a papal successor other suppressed Catholic foresights that are rife carrying the same name with wildly different predictions concerning the Pius fleeing Rome over the future prophetic role of the Roman Catholic Church. bodies of dead priests at the Marian apparitions, visions by popes, interpretations onset of the end times. Pius by cardinals of the apocalypse, and approved X is widely reported to have mystical prophecies often stand at odds with recent said: Vatican publications. Even the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” approved by the Church andWhat I have seen is terrifying! Will I be the one, or promulgated by Pope John Paul II (released inwill it be a successor? What is certain is that the English in 1994, the first catechism in more thanPope will leave Rome and, in leaving the Vatican, four hundred years), which draws on the Bible, thehe will have to pass over the dead bodies of his Mass, the sacraments, traditions, teachings, and thepriests! Do not tell anyone this while I am alive lives of the saints, states under the section The Church’s Ultimate Trial:In a second vision during an audience with theFranciscan order in 1909, Pope Pius X appeared to 675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church mustfall into a trance. After a few moments, he opened pass through a final trial that will shake the faith ofhis eyes and rose to his feet, announcing: many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the mystery ofI have seen one of my successors, of the same iniquity in the form of a religious deception offeringname [a future pope named Pius], who was fleeing men an apparent solution to their problems at theover the dead bodies of his brethren. He will take price of apostasy from the Truth. The supremerefuge in some hiding place; but after a brief respite, religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudohe will die a cruel death. Respect for God has -messianism by which man glorifies himself in thedisappeared from human hearts. They wish to place of God and his Messiah who has come in theefface even God’s memory. This perversity is flesh.nothing less than the beginning of the last days ofthe world.The third part of the Secret of Fatima revealed tothe three children, which was supposedly releasedin total by the Vatican June 26, 2000, seems toecho the visions of Pius X. A section of the materialreads:…before reaching there the Holy Father passedthrough a big city half in ruins and half tremblingwith halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he www.globalreport2010.com 5
  • 6. D THE THIRD SECRET CONTROVERSY  Blackberry Under the Spotlight Possibly at the center of this prophecy and a He made some enigmatic nods toward a lot of“Vatican cover-up” of the complete vision of Fatima writings and "letters to Popes" that the visionary had(and related prophecies) is a second and potentially left, and then he spoke of the famous Third Secretmore powerful papal contender for the role of Petrus revealed by the Vatican in 2000 "that, however, farRomanus or “Peter the Roman”— Cardinal Tarcisio from dissipating the mystery," according to thePietro (Peter) Bertone, who was born in Romano Catholic writer, "has given rise to others: on the(the Roman) Canavese. Among other things, interpretation, on the contents, on the completenessCardinal Bertone is, at the time second in command of this revealed text."at the Vatican. The editorial did not say anything else, and that wasAs the Secretary of State and the Pope’s a pity; because this "news," tossed off withCamerlengo (Italian for “Chamberlain”), he is nonchalance, seemed to me a bomb that wouldresponsible during a papal vacancy to serve as have merited a lot more discussion. Also because ofacting Head of State of the Vatican City until “the the authority of the one who signed it: Messori is atime of agreement” and the election of a new pope. great journalist, exceptionally scrupulous; he is the most translated Catholic essayist in the world and Our interest in Bertone is would never have ventured lightly to hint at such based on his 2007 "suspicions" concerning the Vatican. In that article it publication, “The Last Secret is not said if, when, and how one such as he, very of Fatima” that appears to near to the offices of the Vatican, had been have accomplished exactly persuaded that the official version was not the opposite of its primary convincing. I do not know his current opinion. Five objective, mainly, to refute years before, at the moment of the revelation of the another work by famous Secret, Messori had not manifested any doubts. I Italian media journalist, and still have his editorial in Corriere della Sera, of June author Antonio Socci, whose 25, 2000, entitled "No Longer Any Fatima Secrets." manuscript “The Fourth Everything seemed to line up. Secret of Fatima” claims theVatican has repressed information concerning the Therefore I reacted to the new article by Messoritrue secrets delivered in Marian apparitions to the with a journalistic polemic in which I defended with athree shepherd children in the rural Portuguese sword the rightness of the Vatican (ungenerouslyvillage of Fatima in 1917. above all toward the traditionalists), attacked the writer and liquidated all of his "dietrologies"The following are excerpts from the book The concerning unpublished documents. Certainly, IFourth Secret of Fatima, authored by Socci. knew that after the fateful revelation of the Third Secret in 2000, doubts, suspicions, rumors, andOn February 13, 2005 in the Carmelite convent of critical observations had begun to circulate withinCoimbra, at the age of 98, Sister Lucia dos Santos, the curial environment, and that they had foundthe last visionary of Fatima, custodian of the public expression in traditionalist circles. But I hadgreatest and most terrible among the secrets of the never paid attention to the traditionalist publications20th century, passed away. She died on the 13th because I believed that they originated from aday of the month, the same date the Madonna had burning disappointment over a Secret that negateschosen for the apparitions of Fatima. all of their "apocalyptic" forecasts.Two days later, on my way to Perugia, I stopped for However, I was struck by an article by a younga break at a café on Lake Trasimeno. I took a copy Catholic scholar, Solideo Paolini, in a traditionalistof Corriere della Sera, just purchased at the review in which I myself was mentioned. He enterednewsstand, and sat by the placid waters, opened it, into my debate with Messori on Fatima and — withread and was struck by it. The Catholic writer, a deft polemic — developed a series of argumentsVittorio Messori, had published on the first page an that substantially demolished the official Vaticanarticle entitled: "Secret of Fatima, Sealed in Sister version (which had been mine). In substance —Lucias Cell." according to Paolini, who immediately after www.globalreport2010.com 6
  • 7. D THE THIRD SECRET CONTROVERSY  Blackberry Under the Spotlight published his thesis in the book Fatima: Do Not the proximate destiny for all humanity and for theDespise Prophecies — the Vatican continues to Church.hide the principal part of the Third Secret, evendenying its existence because of its explosive To explain the Vaticans position and to confute thatcontents. Paolinis arguments were serious and his journalism I sought out representatives of the Curiaattitude impartial. Other books appeared less well such as Cardinal Bertone, today the Vaticanfounded and less respectful. Secretary of State, who was at the center of the Secrets revelation in 2000 (certainly a delicate andThe traditionalists disputes with the Vatican on the weighty task that merits understanding). While herevelation of the Third Secret (of June 26, 2000) had gratified me with his personal attention, havinghave never been analyzed, confronted, and invited me to hold a press conference in his formerconfuted by the ecclesiastical party and are Diocese of Genoa, the prelate did not think itunknown in the lay world — perhaps because their necessary to respond to my request for an interviewpublications circulate almost exclusively in their own — a choice he obviously had every right to make,environment. but which nevertheless feeds the fear that there are embarrassing questions and, above all, somethingTo me the choice by the Curia and the Catholic serious to hide.media to ignore and say nothing about them did notseem right, especially after having read the I tried, however, to understand the Vaticansextremely harsh tone of their accusations against position in order to counter the accusations of thethe Vatican. For example, in a volume assembled "Fatimists." I investigated the concrete and reliableby Father Paul Kramer, which combines the works elements of criticism in the traditionalist literature,of different authors, the Vatican is denounced for unfortunately buried in a mass of theorems,failing to heed the requests of the Madonna of invective, absurdity, and unconfirmed hearsay. IFatima, and it is affirmed that "the price of the caught certain of their contradictions, dismantledVaticans indecision could not be greater, and could some theses, but in the end I had to surrender —be paid by the entire human race." thanks also to the revelations of an authoritative witness who furnished invaluable information. I hadI held that if these suspicions were not dispelled and not expected the discovery of a colossal enigma, ofthe accusations confronted, sooner or later the a mystery that spans the history of the Church ofChurch would be battered by a tempest analogous the 20th century, something unutterable, somethingto, and perhaps even more forceful, than the one let "chilling" that has literally terrorized different Popesloose over the "silences of Pius XII" or the theories who succeeded each other in mid-century,of Dan Brown. something that certainly regards the Church, but also the proximate future of us and of our brothers.It seemed to me that the "polemical arms" wereready (even if, for the moment, unknown by the Here I recount my voyage into the greatest mysterymedia and the public at large): deposited in of the 20th century, and I present the result Itraditionalist "arsenals" but at the disposition of honestly reached — a result that seriouslywhoever would want to launch a heavy attack contradicted my initial convictions, and thatagainst the Vatican. For example, the vehement "I surprised and impressed me. (The reader will noteaccuse" of Laurent Morlier under the peremptory this evolution and change of judgment from the firsttitle: "The Third Secret of Fatima published by the pages to the conclusion.) I trace finally a hypothesisVatican is a falsehood." Analyzing this literature — on the "why" of these events that opens, however,besides that circulating on the Internet — it occurred to hope, and allows the Churchs divine greatnessto me that throughout the Fatima affair there are so to shine through alongside the misery ofmany questions without answers as to color it a Churchmen (with the limits that all of us have),"detective story." Perhaps the most fascinating and touching us, as if by hand, with the real and livingdramatic detective story of our times because it presence of Jesus Christ and of His Mother — here,involves not only the Vatican, great powers and today, among us. In our aid. No one, obviously, istheir secret services, as well as certain obscure obliged to believe in supernatural events like thoseapparatuses of power, but also each one of us, and that happened at Fatima, but no one will be able to www.globalreport2010.com 7
  • 8. D THE THIRD SECRET CONTROVERSY  Blackberry Under the Spotlight say one day that he did not know. not belong to biblical revelation but are addressed to private individuals (cf. Catechism of the Catholic— Antonio Socci Church, n. 66).October 7, 2006Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Rosary These revelations. which cannot contradict the content of faith, must converge toward the central No sooner had this work been subject of Jesus Christs proclamation: the Fathers published by Socci then love, which engenders conversion in human beings Cardinal Bertone released one and imparts the grace they need to entrust year later his work, “The Last themselves to him with filial devotion. Secret of Fatima” inspired by his conversations with Sr. This is also the message of Fatima which, with its Lucia, the last seer of Fatima heartfelt appeal to conversion and repentance, who died on 13 February 2005. actually urges us on into the heart of the Gospel. In As part of a this regard the apparition of Fatima acquires, as it ceremony to were, the form of a great ecclesial fresco, as mark the Cardinal Ratzinger demonstrated in his Theologicalpublication of the book in the Commentary for the publication of the third part ofPontifical Urban University, the the so-called "secrets".cardinal delivered a presentation.His closing remarks were as follows The Virgin Marys mission in the plan of universal salvation and in every Christians life is broughtAt the end of this round of interventions, I warmly increasingly into the limelight by contemporarythank the speakers who with their different but Catholicism. Several people are concerned aboutcomplementary reports have outlined a magnificent, this, fearing that it may increase the gap thatI would say "Marian", fresco, which from various separates us from our Protestant brothers andviewpoints has been edifying in its spirit, incisive in sisters.its history, profound in its culture and informative.For my part, I would like to reflect on just twoapparently contradictory points: the value forCatholic spirituality of Mariology, which alsoincludes supernatural phenomena, and the Churchsjustifiable prudence in officially recognizing them.Down through the centuries the Church has comeface to face with various apparitions — for the mostpart involving the Mother of the Lord and the Saints—, the subject of a mysterious divine plan. Some But we view the development of Mariology as anpeople have recognized and accepted them as attestation of fidelity to the Holy Spirit, who in theextraordinary manifestations for the providential course of the centuries has led people to be everguidance of disciples of Christ or as a prophetic more explicitly aware of the truth contained insign. Scripture.Yet, the Church has never wished to oblige Marys task, recognized by Catholicism — I do notbelievers to believe in them (this was already speak of one form or another of devotion —, is not aattested to by Pope Benedict XIV in De Servorum doctrine superimposed on Scripture but ratherDei Beatificatione). Faith is always and only rooted proceeds from the actual knowledge of the Word ofand founded in Jesus Christ, who :is the Fathers God, better understood down the ages by the faithtrue prophesy until the end of history. of the Christian community and the tradition of the Magisterium under the constant action of the HolyConciliar teaching recognizes manifestations that do Spirit. www.globalreport2010.com 8
  • 9. D THE THIRD SECRET CONTROVERSY  Blackberry Under the Spotlight This is the marvellous fact, that a woman was various parts of the world mainly because of thechosen to be the Mother of God. Everything in the emphasis given to them by the media.Virgins soul that prepares for and prefigures Christstill remains an immediate reality for us today, since Indeed, a conspicuous, programmed disseminationthe mystery of Christs gradual coming to all souls of presumed "supernatural messages" associatedand in all nations is taking place before our very with these phenomena can be observed.eyes. There is likewise a tendency to connect the"We are always in an advent", Cardinal Jean "messages" received during specific "apparitions"Danielou wrote, "He has come but his manifestation with the messages of other apparitions, so much theis not yet complete". better if they are recognized as authentic by the legitimate ecclesiastical Authority, but also withThe criterion for the discernment of the truth of a those that have not been recognized; and thus toprivate revelation is therefore its orientation to Christ link the various movements dependent on theand to the Gospel. Starting with this fundamental different phenomena.criterion, certain keys of interpretation canintervene, such as popular piety or religiosity. With regard to the content of the "messages": there is a risk of judging such phenomena as authentic forIn his Theological Intervention, Cardinal Ratzinger the sole reason that the messages contain noreferred to popular piety in very meaningful terms, doctrinal errors against the faith since they areaffirming: "This does not mean that a private exhortations and invitations to prayer andrevelation will not offer new emphases or give rise conversion. These presumed apparitions are often ato new devotional forms, or deepen and spread vehicle for "apocalyptic" messages and this trend isolder forms" (Theological Commentary, increasing.LOsservatore Romano English edition [ORE], 28June 2000, p. VII, n. 2). Publications (books, periodicals) that specialize in supernatural phenomena are attractingYet, underlying all this is the question of nourishing considerable interest. These publications make afaith, hope and charity, which for everyone special impact, particularly when they are written byconstitute the permanent path to salvation. Popular an ecclesiastic or a theologian.religiosity means that faith puts down roots in theheart of individual persons in such a way that it may Furthermore, the fact that "seers" are attractingbe introduced into the world of daily life. Popular considerable attention can be seen as characteristicreligiosity is the first and fundamental mode of of our time. New "Movements" or Associations of"inculturation" of the faith. the faithful frequently form round a specific phenomenon, which requires discernment so as toBut what are the reasons for the Churchs prudence forestall problems arising with communion or within recognizing apparitions as genuine ecclesial life in the country or local Church.manifestations of the supernatural? Even if at times the behaviour of diocesan BishopsWith reference to our day rather than to the past, and their collaborators may be wanting, it isone of the reasons has to do with the increase in essential to steer clear of the risk of a "Church ofthese phenomena, which in all likelihood is due to apparitions", diffident of the Hierarchy of thevarious causes: the collapse of rationalism, the Church, as a variant of the well-known opposition ofspasmodic search for mystery, a superficial, "charismatic Church — institutional Church". In thisinsufficiently formed faith, increasing apprehension case, of course, we find that rather than facing aor anxiety about not knowing what the future will definite ideological position we are up against anbring.... attitude lived out and influenced by a somewhat superficial religiosity, a weakened ecclesialSuch phenomena are more quickly affirmed than in communion and a rather shallow faith in need ofprevious times. Their influence is being felt in miraculous signs. www.globalreport2010.com 9
  • 10. D THE THIRD SECRET CONTROVERSY  Blackberry Under the Spotlight The above-mentioned characteristics mean that last gaze before she died met that of a statue of Ourprudence and caution are required on the part of Lady of Fatima placed in her bedroom.Bishops examining these cases, especially when itis a question of granting them public worship, and In September 1959, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina felt thateven more, of possibly pronouncing on their he had been "miraculously cured" by Our Lady ofsupernatural character. This worship, however, is Fatima at the very moment when her little statueincreasingly assuming a theological status with was leaving San Giovanni Rotondo. In that period,important pastoral implications. The International the Saint with the stigmata was weakened by aCongress at Lourdes in 2008 will focus precisely on dangerous "bronchial-pneumonia complicated bythe "theological significance" of Marian apparitions. the effusion of serous fluid". The diagnosis was made by Dr. Sala, his regular physician. Padre PioBut let us return to the Fatima message. The fruitful prayed to Our Lady of Fatima and the following dayencounter between charism and institution, he was once again able to celebrate Mass.Trinitarian mystery and Christological mystery, isfulfilled in it. Mary, a sign of Gods mercy, does not The book being presented today was written aboveleave Christians on their own. She gives us hints as all with the intention of speaking of Sr. Lucia, of hersigns to combat the titanic battle between good and attractive and forthright humanity, typical of anevil. Mary is the image of Gods tenderness for us. ordinary woman who had had a quite extraordinary experience; and through Sr. Lucia, of Mary.There are certain characteristics at Fatima: from theconsignment of pious practices to the devotion to It should be noted that Sr. Lucia, the illiterate childthe Immaculate Heart of Mary; from spirituality to a who learned to read and write in the convent, thenhistorical and political vision (Russia, peace and wrote throughout her life. In the 1980s alone anwar, atheism...); from a geographically limited average of 5,000 letters a year arrived in Coimbra,influence to one that is universal to the point that it and this figure became tens of thousands after theaffects the Pontiffs, and in a special way, Pope fall of the Berlin Wall.Wojtyla. Doubt was cast on the veracity of the integralIn a recent interview with Avvenire [Italian Catholic publication of the third "secret" which she haddaily] newspaper, I have already had the written down in obedience to the Bishops orders;opportunity to say that the mystery of Fatima is an well, had the truth been different it could have beenevent. that has affected and permeated detected in the thousands of answers which Luciacontemporary history more than any other Marian wrote to the faithful in every part of the world whoapparition. And the fullness of its message — not asked her questions, spending many hours a day inonly of the third part of the "secrets" — touches the her very personal office.hearts of human beings, inviting them to conversionand to co-responsibility for the worlds salvation. Lastly, I cannot omit a reference to Pope Benedict XVI. Some of his journeys have been profoundlyHere we find an interpretative key to the 19th marked by the figure of the "Pilgrim Pope in thecentury, and in a certain sense its message obliges footsteps of Mary": Czestochowa, Poland; Altötting,todays men and women to reckon with a Bavaria; Ephesus, Turkey; Our Lady of the Forlorn,supernatural dimension that they are not always Valencia, Spain; Aparecida, Brazil; Loreto, Italy,prepared to consider. Even for believers, the idea of with the young people; and Mariazell, Austria.a supernatural "intrusion" into earthly events can bedifficult to accept, compared with that which refers The Popes Marian devotion is also being given aevery confrontation between man and God to practical expression this year, which is the 90theschatology, which is in some ways soothing. A anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. Two. Papalremote and distant God is more comfortable, as Envoys will have been sent to Fatima: CardinalPope Benedict XVI has said several times, than a Angelo Sodano on 13 May, the anniversary of theGod who is close and accessible. first apparition; and the Cardinal Secretary of State is to be there for the anniversary of the lastMany do not know that Mother Teresa of Calcuttas apparition and the conclusion of the festivities. www.globalreport2010.com 10
  • 11. DA PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD SECRET WAR Blackberry Under the SpotlightCatholics today have plenty to worry about; their Church is in sorry shape. Despite continuing growth on aglobal basis, the ranks of the practicing faithful have shrunk dramatically throughout the former heartlandsof Catholicism. Religious vocations have dwindled to the point where many monasteries, convents andseminaries have closed, and there is such a shortage of priests that many now struggle to serve severalparishes at once.To make a bad situation worse, thousands of parishes already in fragile condition have been morally andfinancially devastated by cases of sexual abuse among their clergy. The faithful have been scandalizedagain and again by the spectacle of priests being publicly convicted of crimes, while bishops andArchbishops have been forced to resign in disgrace. Under these conditions, perhaps it is not surprising that the Church also has serious problems with illicit misinterpretations of its doctrines and dogmas. Ever since Vatican II (with its dangerous ambiguities that led to these misinterpretations) the faithful have been divided into increasingly incompatible groups supporting or opposing various opinions of reforms and changes. The once globally uniform Catholic Church now comes in a variety of forms, with different vernacular versions of the liturgy, as well as different approaches to basic matters of faith and morals. Many of the faithful and some of the clergy openly espouse positions contrary to official Church teaching on such matters as contraception, divorce, and the ordination of women and the dangers of changing the Liturgy.What has now emerged as a new crisis in the Vatican is the inescapable conclusion that the Third Secretis being withheld because of what it says.Of course, all the evidence of this (as explained fully in The Secret Still Hidden) was already known toFatima scholars. The Vaticans attempt to bury Fatima brought their story to the attention of millions ofmainstream Catholics who knew little or nothing about it up to that point. Among them was Antonio Socci,an Italian Catholic writer and broadcaster, well-known for his knowledgeable and respectful coverage ofVatican affairs over many years.Socci had accepted the Sodano-Bertone-Ratzinger revelation of June 2000 as the whole story at first, andactually sympathized with the Cardinals evident desire to lay this matter to rest. But as a responsiblejournalist, he then did a little research into the background. What he found was the type of evidence foundin The Secret Still Hidden and it changed his mind.CONTRADICTORY COMMENTSSince it first arrived in the hands of Pope Pius XII in 1957, the key Third Secret document has been readby five Popes and numerous other high-ranking Cardinals in the Vatican. Many of them have madecomments about its content, which Socci researched. More information came from interviews with the solesurviving seer, Sister Lucia, conducted by various priests and Cardinals over the years. www.globalreport2010.com 11
  • 12. DA PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD SECRET WAR Blackberry Under the SpotlightUndeterred by the failure of his book and television appearance, Cardinal Bertone returned to the airwavesin September of 2007 at a privately sponsored broadcast staged at a university near the Vatican. Thisprogram reiterated claims originally made in the Cardinals book, but provided no new information, nor anyother evidence explicitly contradicting or refuting the evidence and the assertions of Socci and others. At this point, the Vaticans official position is in tatters. Soccis allegations have withstood everything Cardinal Bertone has had to say, and his burning questions remain unanswered. The unraveling cover-up has moved into a new phase, as more of what has gone on behind the scenes is emerging into the light of day. STRANGE DECISIONS EXPLAINED No one knows whether Pius XII would have revealed the Secret had he lived to the due date, because his death intervened in 1958. The fateful decision in 1960 was taken by John XXIII, and given what is now known about the Third Secrets potentially explosive content, his motive for withholding it is obvious.The Second Vatican Council commenced in 1962, and planning for it was well under way several yearsearlier. If released as promised in 1960, the Secret would certainly have seemed to many to be a warningagainst proceeding with the Council. It might well have delayed, altered or even ended the Council projectaltogether. Rather than risk this, John XXIII chose to hide the Secret and to silence Sister Lucia.When John XXIII died in 1963, his successor, Paul VI, chose to continue with the Council then in progress,and revealing the Secret at such a time would certainly have had a dampening effect on enthusiasm forVatican II. He chose to keep it hidden not only until the end of Vatican II, but through the rest of his reign,which lasted until 1978. He also kept and continued the policy of enforcing silence on Sister Lucia duringhis whole pontificate.His successor, John Paul I, had only 33 days in office to consider this and other matters. What he mighthave done about Fatima had he lived longer remains anyones guess.When John Paul II became the next Pontiff, many thought Fatima might at long last come to the foreagain, and the Secret would finally" be revealed. It was not to be.Despite the fact that he was unquestionably a Fatima devotee, John Paul II seems to have beenpersuaded by others to still keep Sister Lucia herself silent and her secret letter locked up in the papalapartment. However, he did come closer to heeding part of the message of Fatima than any other Pope,both in some of his important sermons, and in the partial revelations of the 2000 press conference, whichhe must have authorized. Still, his absence from the conference itself leaves open the question of whetheror not he agreed with or approved of everything that was said there. www.globalreport2010.com 12 11
  • 13. DA PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD SECRET WAR Blackberry Under the SpotlightThrough quotes from all these sources, Socci learned that the Third Secret foretells a "crisis of faith" and a"great apostasy" in the Church which "begins at the top." Its easy to understand why Vatican officials,including the present Pope, might regard such a document as "not destined for public consumption." Yetnothing of this controversial nature appears in the notebook description of a vision the Vatican has claimedsince 2000 is the whole Third Secret.Deeply disturbed by apparent Vatican deception, he decided to pursue the truth by writing a book.Published in November of 2006, II Quarto Segreto di Fatima (The Fourth Secret of Fatima) caused animmediate sensation. Backed by conclusive evidence, Socci asserted that the existence of a still-hiddenThird Secret document is a certainty. Under pressure in the Italian press, the Vatican had to respond.The task of defending the Vatican position fell to Cardinal Bertone, the newly-appointed Vatican Secretaryof State. Ironically, it was then-Archbishop Bertones claims back in 2001 about his interview with Sr. Luciathat first kindled Soccis doubts about the Vaticans position. Bertone intended to remove doubts about theJune 26, 2000 press conference at that time, but achieved the opposite effect. This time, in May 2007,Bertone chose to respond with a book of his own, LUltima Veggente di Fatima published in English as TheLast Secret of Fatima. Cardinal Bertones book was supposed to be a refutation of Soccis book, butreaders searched its pages in vain for any serious response to any of Soccis arguments. In fact, most ofSoccis points were completely ignored. Instead, the book contained rambling claims about several longinterviews with Sr. Lucia, now deceased, including a number of self-contradictory statements attributed toher. According to his various renditions, Sr. Lucia seemed capable of revising and changing her own viewswhenever necessary to accommodate the Cardinals claims.To make matters worse, the Cardinal also severely criticized Socci, as if he were an avowed enemy of theChurch. In fact, Socci is a devout, practicing Catholic, and has expressed personal dismay andembarrassment at being obliged to disagree with Vatican claims he has found to be false.Having been publicly called a promoter of falsehoods against the Church by Cardinal Bertone, Socciresponded in his widely-read newspaper column by asking: "Dear Cardinal Bertone: Who---between youand me---is deliberately lying?" This unprecedented confrontation drew more public attention to thecontroversy than ever. Another attempt by the Vatican to bury Fatima had ended in achieving the oppositeresult.Surprisingly, Cardinal Bertone chose to meet this challenge by appearing on Porta a Porta (Door to Door),one of Italys most popular television shows, shortly after his book was published. Although the programwas prompted by the Socci-Bertone controversy, Mr. Socci was not invited to participate. The Cardinalwas thus free to attack Soccis book without rebuttal. He also chose to again evade all the essentialquestions that Socci raised. No refutation of Socci emerged, and during the program, the Cardinalinadvertently provided additional evidence for the existence of two separate, distinct and differentdocuments, which, together, constitute the Third Secret. Yet, Cardinal Bertone has only released one ofthese documents and claims that he and the Vatican have released the whole Third Secret. This claim ofhis is obviously false. Yet another attempt to settle the matter of Fatima had backfired.POPE BENEDICT REVEALS A DIFFERENT SECRETBenedict XVI, the present Pope, carries the burden of having been a major player in the 2000 pressconference as then-Cardinal Ratzinger. This makes him seem unlikely to change the official position hehelped to construct in the first place. Nevertheless, a close examination of his statements shows that hehas never explicitly denied the existence of the still-hidden document in question, nor has he said anythingto retract or alter statements about its content he made back on November 11,1984. www.globalreport2010.com 13 11
  • 14. DA PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD SECRET WAR Blackberry Under the SpotlightOn that day, Cardinal Ratzingers interview was published in Jesus magazine with his explicit permission:"Because, according to the judgment of the Popes, it, (the Third Secret), adds nothing (literally: nothingdifferent) to what a Christian must know concerning what derives from Revelation: i.e., a radical call forconversion; the absolute importance of history; the dangers threatening the faith and the life of theChristian, and therefore (the life) of the world. And then the importance of the novissimi (the last events atthe end of time).""If it is not made public---at least for the time being---it is in order to prevent religious prophecy from beingmistaken for a quest for the sensational.""But the things contained in this Third Secret correspond to what has been announced in Scripture andhas been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions, first of all that of Fatima in what isalready known of what its message contains. Conversion and penitence are the essential conditions forsalvation."Ambiguous PositionThe ambiguity of Pope Benedict XVIs position was heightened when Antonio Socci revealed a letter hehad received from the Pope in 2007 thanking him for his Fourth Secret book. Anyone seeking tounderstand where Benedict XVI stands on this matter must reconcile this letter with an introductory letterhe also provided for Cardinal Bertones book, seeming to put himself on both sides of the controversy.Close examination of the wording of both letters, however, shows that the Pope avoids explicitly endorsingthe Cardinals claims, just as his letter to Socci endorses the authors motives, but not necessarily hisconclusions.Pope Benedict now faces a very awkward situation. He has played a role himself in the failed attempt tolay Fatima to rest, and now his Secretary of State has failed to reverse the original failure. What those withknowledge of the Third Secret have told us is that it foretells a "crisis of faith" and a "great apostasy" which"begins at the top." As such, it serves as a kind of indictment of those who have led the Church in recenttimes. Its easy to understand why these officials, including the present Pope, might regard such adocument as "not destined for public consumption."THE ONLY EXPLANATIONHiding the Secret as the Vatican has done might be defensible if the Church had been thriving as neverbefore over the past half-century. An indictment of the pastors would then be inappropriate andmeaningless. But quite the opposite is true. Since 1960, when this prophecy was due to be revealed, theCatholic Church has been both drastically reformed by Vatican II and devastated by mass defections ofthe faithful, clerical scandals and doctrinal disputes. The Church now seems to be suffering the direconsequences of altering the faith in her liturgy and her theology, just as the Secret predicted it would.Of course, there is no way to prove that this is what guided Vatican decision-making, but there is no otherexplanation that makes sense of the Vaticans treatment of Fatima from 1960 onwards. The Third Secretwas inconvenient then, and it is even more inconvenient today, now that much of its dire predictions seemto have been fulfilled in the wake of Vatican II.Where does this leave worried Catholics looking for leadership and guidance from their pastors, andultimately, from the Holy See? Can they disregard the whole Fatima controversy even if they think theapparitions were merely private revelations? Or does the Vaticans handling of Fatima indicate somethingseriously wrong at high levels that every Catholic should be concerned about? www.globalreport2010.com 14 11
  • 15. DA PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD SECRET WAR Blackberry Under the SpotlightA CORPORATE ANALOGYTo answer this question, put yourself in the shoes of a shareholder in a corporation that has fallen on hardtimes. After making a series of changes in products and services, there has been a massive loss of marketshare among the corporations core customers, along with a steep drop in revenues, a major deteriorationof quality control, and a sharp increase in costs to settle law suits arising from criminal behavior byemployees. Then its discovered that, back in 1960, a report was delivered to the then-CEO warningagainst making the changes then being planned, and predicting dire consequences if they were made.Rather than releasing the report, the CEO buried it, and proceeded with his planned changes. The nextCEO took over in mid-stream, and chose to continue implementing changes, though negative results werealready appearing. Three more CEOs followed, each of whom read the 1960 report and buried it again.None wanted to face the embarrassment of admitting that the corporation had the right advice in handwhen it was needed, but it was ignored, and disaster ensued. And each CEO since that fateful day hascompounded the problems, keeping the report carefully hidden while watching matters go from bad toworse.What would the shareholders do in this situation? First, they would take immediate court action to force therelease of the long-hidden report. Then they would fire the CEO, and perhaps take legal action against himand some of his predecessors, either for ignoring the report in the first place, or for hiding it and lying aboutit afterwards.A MATTER OF TRUSTUnfortunately, this is what shareholders can do when the managers they trust fail them, but its not whatCatholics can do when the Church leader they trust does something very similar. Most Catholics knowthey cant choose to not believe that their Pope is the Vicar of Christ. With regard to Fatima and the issuesit raises, the present Pope has behaved, and is still behaving, in a manner inconsistent with that status. www.globalreport2010.com 15 11
  • 16. DA PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD SECRET WAR Blackberry Under the SpotlightThe handling of Fatima reveals a Vatican bureaucracy with characteristics disturbingly similar to those ofsome of the Third Worlds most autocratic and repressive governments: secretive, opaque decision-making processes that lead to cryptic, anonymous announcements, illicit official actions against whichthere appears to be no legal remedies, and adamant refusals to explain actions, answer reasonablequestions or address criticisms in open forums.Far from communicating openly, the Vatican has mastered the techniques of manipulating the mediapioneered by the worlds dictators. This Fatima cover-up shows that obfuscation, spin-doctoring andissuing disinformation have all become part of the Vatican arsenal of public relations tactics. CardinalBertone has provided the latest examples with his orchestrated attempts to give the appearance of opencommunication about Fatima, while in fact offering carefully-crafted evasions and statements which appearto mean one thing while technically or legalistically saying another. These are the techniques of deviouspoliticians and propagandists, and it is alarming to find them being practiced within the ranks of the seniorhierarchy of the Catholic Church.A CALL FOR HEALING WITHIN THE CHURCHAt the heart of the structure of the Church is the matter of trust. When members of the clergy and variousreligious orders take their vows of obedience, they do not first of all rely on laws and courts to preservetheir human rights. They entrust their well-being to the benevolence and moral rectitude of theirhierarchical superiors. The Catholic clergy is bound together by this trust, and the faithful are bound totheir clergy by similar bonds of trust. Sometimes, as we all know only too well, people who are trusted thisway turn out to be unworthy. When this happens, appropriate action is necessary to restore the trust thathas been breached. The Church has healed many such wounds in the past, and is healing more today.But at the top, the wound of Fatima continues to fester.Even if, for the sake of this discussion, we could consider the apparitions at Fatima to be entirely private,the Vaticans handling of them reveals standards of behavior that fall far short of what all Catholics have aright to expect from the Holy See. The faithful should not have to analyze and parse Vaticanannouncements as if they were issued by the Cold War Kremlin. Nor should they find Vatican officialsaffirming things with words while denying them with actions. Least of all should they find themselves facingactive attempts at deception. If the Vatican cannot be trusted to tell the truth about something as central tothe Catholic Faith as a Marian apparition, then who on earth can be trusted?This isnt a question about Fatima, its a question about todays Vatican itself, and its one every Catholicshould be asking today. After half a century of contradictory vacillations, contrived misrepresentations anddeliberate deceptions, the Catholic faithful need some straight answers, and the sooner the better. OnlyBenedict XVI can now address the questions hanging over the whole Church about the still-hidden ThirdSecret of Fatima.All Catholics can agree that the time for this healing, this trust-building, this fullness of the truth-telling isNOW more than ever. Let us pray that Pope Benedict XVI leads the way by revealing the whole ThirdSecret---NOW! www.globalreport2010.com 16 11
  • 17. D THE PROPHECY OF ST MALACHY  The most famous and best known prophecies about the popes are those attributed to St. Malachy, a medieval Irish priest and Kabbalist. In 1139 he went to Rome to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to the pope, Innocent II, who promised him two palliums for the metropolitan Sees of Armagh and Cashel. While at Rome, he received (according to the Abbot Cucherat) the strange vision of the future wherein was unfolded before his mind the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time. The same author tells us that St. Malachy gave his manuscript to Innocent II to console him in the midst of his tribulations, and that the document remained unknown in the Roman Archives until its discovery in 1590 (Cucherat, "Proph. de la succession des papes", ch. xv). They were first published by Arnold de Wyon,However the prophecies of St Malachy have not come without controversy. Part of the prophecy may be aforgery which was fabricated around 1590. We say forgery meaning that over half of the prophecies, thefirst seventy or so predictions, are vaticinia ex eventu (prophecy from the event). It seems someoneirrevocably altered the original medieval document and the original is either hidden away or lost to history.The first known publication of the “Malachy Prophecy of the Popes” was in Arnold de Wion’s massiveeighteen-hundred-page volume entitled Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life), which was published in 1595. That textwill be presented and examined below. Even though we have good reason to believe a much olderdocument is still visible, we must accept that the earliest instance of the prophecy surfaced nearly fourhundred years after its alleged origin in 1139. Despite the legend which pleads it was locked away in amusty Vatican vault those four hundred years, the skeptics still have valid points. Even so, it very wellcould be the work of Saint Malachy coarsely corrupted by a forger. Of course, this would fall neatly in linewith the Roman Catholic practice demonstrated by the Donation of Constantine and Pseudo–IsidorianDecretals. Alternatively, some have suggested it was partially the work of Nostradamus cleverly disguisedto protect his identity. While the identity of the actual prophet remains unclear, the author was a prophetwhether he knew or not. The prophecy follows the descriptions and details found in a work on the history of the popes by Onuphrius Panvinius: Epitome Romanorum Pontijicum usque ad Paulum IV, printed in Venice in 1557. The prophecy transparently follows this reference work. O’Brien argued, “Any person who opens this work and compares the account of the popes in it from Celestine II to Paul IV, with the corresponding part of the ‘Prophecy of St. Malachy’ will come to the conclusion that the writer of the latter, if not Panvinius himself, must have been someone who followed Panvinius’ account rather too closely.” However the exciting news is that the prophecy of the popes, although tainted, is still a genuine prophecy. Despite the superficial insincerity detectable in the first section of “prophecies,” the post publication predictions show astonishing fulfilments. We have no critical analysis to explain away the sometimes jaw-dropping, post- 1595 fulfilments. Indeed, we are currently at 111 out of 112 and believers argue they seem to have increased in precision over time www.globalreport2010.com 17
  • 18. D THE PROPHECY OF ST MALACHY This is a powerful argument that the post-1595 prophecies are indeed an accurate representation of theoriginal document. We will likely never know for sure who wrote the original but it very could have beenMalachy. The reason the post publication prophecies have a different character and a stranger, ironic,even sarcastic realization is that they are very likely the genuine article.It was suggested prior that an Englishman, Nicholas Sanders, may have referenced the original documentin Rome after he journeyed from the British Isles. Sanders (1530–1581) was an Oxford professor from astaunch Roman Catholic background and a link in a long chain of missionaries sent to Ireland to combatthe spread of Protestantism. His writings are credited as the basis of most Roman Catholic histories of theEnglish Reformation. Not surprising, given the dubious nature of that work, the large quantity ofinflammatory spurious statements within earned Sanders the nickname of “Dr. Slanders” in England.It was during the heady days in Rome, around 1571, that Sanders’ authored De Visibili MonarchiaEcclesiae (“From the Monarchy of the Visible Church”) which provided the first account of the travails ofthe English Roman Catholics as a consequence of the reformation. While the book’s purpose was togenerate sympathy for English Catholics, it leads scholars to suspect he could have had access to theoriginal prophecy of the popes document. The clue which suggests that he must have been aware of theprophecy of the popes is that, in his book, he argues,“…to measure time, nothing is more advisable that the series of the Roman pontiffs!”This discussion derives from an extremely rare book written in French entitled, La Mystérieuse Prophétiedes Papes (“The Mysterious Prophecy of the Popes”), published in 1951. Written by René Thibaut (1883–1952), a Belgian Jesuit, the book is a meticulous reading of the prophecy which comes to completelydifferent conclusions than his sceptical predecessors. Adopting the methodology of a mystic as well as amathematician and scholar, he makes a compelling case that the prophecy of the popes is a realsupernatural prophecy. Nevertheless, he argues the author of the prophecy is probably not Saint Malachybut someone who prophesied pseudonymously in his honor, in the same way a nameless second templeperiod Jew may have composed 1 Enoch, perhaps also redacting ancient source material.What Thibaut took into account that his more severe Jesuit brothers neglected are the layers of historicalcontext discussed prior. He appropriately recognizes an authentic, more aged layer of text which wasmassaged by a sixteenth-century interloper. Thibaut somewhat agrees with the former analysis that theearlier prophecies were subjected to tampering, but he argues that the last forty-one suggest a much olderdocument of Celtic origin. While he is reluctant to authenticate the legend, he refers to the author asPseudo-Malachy, believing him to be Irish.The remarkable accuracy of the prophecies of the popes before the popes had even come to powerreceived increasing publicity during the twentieth century.Pope John Paul II is De labore Solis, meaning "of the eclipse of the sun." Karol Wojtyla, who wouldbecome Pope John Paul II, was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse. Peregrinus apostolicus(pilgrim pope), which designates Pius VI, appears to be verified by his many journeys to new lands.As for the prophecy concerning the 111th pope, the present Pope Benedict, the prophecy says of him,"Gloria Olivae," which means "the glory of the olive." The order of Saint Benedict is also known as theOlivetans, which many claim makes Malachys prophecies correct.According to St Malachy, the next and final pope then would be "Peter Romanus" the defender of thechurch.The last of these prophecies concerns the end of the world and is as follows: www.globalreport2010.com 18
  • 19. D THE PROPHECY OF ST MALACHY "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flockamid many tribulations, after which the seven- hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge willjudge the people. The End."What has gripped bible scholars is that this prophecy shares a very similar feel to Revelation 17 which is awhole chapter that John dedicates to describing the last days religious harlot system which is sitting onseven hills. For a season she (Rome the City on seven hills) is integrated with the world governmentsystem until the world government turns against the harlot and destroys her in what many believe is someform of battle for world power which turns ugly.“And here is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the womansitteth…...And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall makeher desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire…...And the woman which thousawest is that great City, which reigneth over the kings of the earth” Revelation 17:9,16,18 Malachi Martin, Jesuit priest (now deceased) and author of “The Keys to this Blood” also wrote extensively of a struggle for world dominion between the Vatican, Russia and the Capitalist West and how this would also coincide at a time of great apostasy within the Catholic in which there would be a split between those holding onto the orthodox classical faith and the rise of liberals seeking to destroy the heritage of its faith. Catholic experts say the title “Peter the Roman” is potent in that it indicates the last pope may satisfy the desires of Rome and its dominionist pals in America by reviving an authoritarian Babylonian State Religion. On this order, the man who in 2002 correctly predicted that the pope succeeding John Paul II would be named Benedict XVI, Ronald L. Conte Jr., believes the next pope will take the name Pius XIII, and that “Peter the Roman” implies this pope “will reaffirm the authority of the Roman Pontiff over the Church” and “will emphasize the supremacy of the Roman Catholic Faith and the Roman Catholic Church above all other religions and denominations, and its authority over all Christians and all peoples of the world.” To this, Conte adds, “During the reign of Pope Peter the Roman, the great apostasy begins” and this pope will mark “the first part of the tribulation, during ourgeneration” www.globalreport2010.com 19
  • 20. D THE PROPHECY OF ST MALACHY Throughout history including recent times, numerous Catholic priests have built on the foundation laid byCardinal Manning and have often been surprisingly outspoken on their agreement regarding the inevitabledanger not only of apostate Rome but of the False Prophet rising from within the ranks of Catholicism itselfas a result of secret satanic “Illuminati-Masonic” influences. (The term “Illuminati” as used here is notstrictly a reference to the Bavarian movement founded May 1, 1776, by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt, butas indicative of a modern multinational power elite, an occult hierarchy operating behind currentsupernatural and global political machinations.)Father Herman Bernard Kramer, whose work The Book of Destiny painted a terrifying scenario in whichSatan enters the church and assassinates the true pope (possibly during conclave) in order that his falsepope can rise to rule the world; as well as similar beliefs by priests like Father John F. O’Connor, FatherAlfred Kunz, and Father Malachi Martin, this will happen because secret-society and sinister false Catholicinfiltrators understand the geopolitical influence of Rome in the world is indispensable for controlling futureglobal elements in matters of church and state. The Roman Catholic Church represents one-sixth of theworld’s population and over half of all professing Christians, has its own diplomatic corps of ambassadorsposted in industrialized nations globally, and over one hundred eighty nations of the world send theirambassadors to the capital city, the Vatican. In a two-hour presentation Father O’Connor gave a homily titled “The Reign of the Antichrist,” in which he described how changes within society and in the institution were already at work before his death to provide for the coming of Antichrist. In this sermon and elsewhere, O’Connor outlined the catalyst for this scheme unfolding as a result of “Masonic Conspirators” within the organization whose plan, called “Alta Vendita,” would essentially take control of the papacy and help the False Prophet deceive the world’s faithful (including Catholics) into worshipping the Antichrist.The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita (or simply the Alta Vendita) is a nineteenth-century Italiandocument, allegedly written by the highest lodge of the Italian Carbonari—a secret revolutionary societyassociated with Freemasonry—both of which had been publically condemned by Rome. The documentclearly maps out a blueprint for infiltrating the Catholic Church in order to slowly turn it into an instrument ofpropaganda for the society’s principles and goals, ultimately seeking to produce Catholic laity, clergy, andfinally a pope who would be warm to the ideas of the Enlightenment—the eighteenth-century philosophicalview of man as held by naturalists, atheists, deists, and Freemasons, who sought to reform society byelevating science and intellect over religion.In the nineteenth century, Pope Pius IX and Pope Leo XIII both asked for the Alta Vendita to be published.In 1859, Jacques Crétineau-Joly did so in his book, L’Église romaine en face de la Révolution, and in 1885it was published in English by Monsignor George F. Dillon in The War of Anti-Christ with the Church andChristian Civilization.In the wake of Vatican II, traditionalist Roman Catholic groups see evidence that the Alta Vendita hasindeed succeeded “above even the most improbable calculations.” As a result, some have developed acritical attitude toward church hierarchy in the belief that post-Vatican II teachings contradict and infectsolemn Catholic dogmas with modernism, ecumenism, collegiality, and religious liberty, which are clearlyreminiscent of the secret society’s objectives.Some believe this has even paved the way for a showdown during the next period of vacancy in the papaloffice that could witness frustrated traditionalists among the College of Cardinals desperate to elect asitting Bishop of Rome as apostolic successor of Saint Peter (Petrus Romanus) who will institute a vigilantrevival and reinstitution of pre-Vatican II authoritarianism. This conflict seems to be boiling under thesurface. www.globalreport2010.com 20
  • 21. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER  The following pages is a special report based on an unedited transcript of an interview with Father Paul Kramer. Paul Kramer is a lecturer and author of numerous articles and books on the Catholic Faith and on the subject of Fatima. The Devils Final Battle and The Suicide of Altering the Faith in the Liturgy are two books that should be read by every catholic to understand how the Catholic Church has been infiltrated by its enemies at Vatican II. He has, for over 30 years, studied Catholic prophecies and has researched and lectured on the “Mystery of Iniquity” that St. Paul wrote about in Sacred Scripture. See below for the transcript of this interview which took place with the Fatima Crusader.Many Catholics remember the startlingly candid remarks of Mother Angelica on the Eternal WordTelevision Network concerning the vision of the Third Secret disclosed by the Vatican on June 26, 2000.Mother Angelica said to her national television audience on May 16, 2001: “As for the Secret, I happen to be one of those individuals who thinks we didn’t get the whole thing …Because I think it’s scary …”Mother Angelica, like millions of Catholics the world over, found it hard to believe that an obscure vision ofa “bishop dressed in white” hobbling past the dead bodies of bishops, priests and laity outside a half-ruinedcity, and then being executed by a band of soldiers, is all there is to a Secret that had been kept under lockand key by the Vatican for more than forty years.For one thing, where are the “words of the Virgin” — mentioned by the Vatican itself in its 1960announcement suppressing the Secret — which would explain this vision? How did the Pope and hisbishops end up in a situation where they were slaughtered? Is the half-ruined city none other than thedevastated city of Rome from which the Pope flees over the dead bodies of his subjects, as Pius X is saidto have foreseen in his own prophetic vision?Father Paul Kramer, who has studied the facts and circumstances of the Third Secret for some thirty-fiveyears, agrees with Mother Angelica that the Third Secret is indeed scary — and far scarier than Catholicshave generally understood.Father Kramer has concluded from his research that the Third Secret foretells much more than theapostasy in the Church that begins “at the top,” as revealed by Cardinal Ciappi, the papal theologian tofive consecutive Popes, (from Pius XII to John Paul II) who read the Secret. That much was indicatedclearly by what Fatima scholars unanimously agree is the beginning of the Third Secret starting with the“words of the Virgin”: “In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved” to which Sister Lucyadded “etc.” to indicate that more words of Our Lady would follow in the Third Secret.Beyond this, says Father Kramer, the “words of the Virgin” suppressed by the Vatican in 1960 do indeedexplain how the Pope comes to be executed outside the half-ruined city. That event is the culmination of aseries of catastrophic events, including not only the calling of Vatican II and its being hijacked by modernistliberals within the Church structures.The Third Secret also foretold what we are now living through, namely the aftermath of Vatican II. It alsoforetells that World War III will possibly leave Rome in ruins. In this interview for The Fatima Crusader,Father Kramer shows how the missing words of the Virgin must complete a puzzle whose pieces arealready available to us from reliable sources, including the late Pope John Paul II himself. Let the readerprayerfully consider in his heart, Father Kramer’s research into the voices of Catholic prophecy that foretellour immediate future. www.globalreport2010.com 21
  • 22. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER Interview with Father KramerThe Fatima Crusader (FC): Why do you think the Third Secret of Fatima reveals even more than theapostasy in the Church “beginning at the top,” as Cardinal Ciappi revealed?Father Kramer: First of all, the Third Secret “vision” published by the Vatican in June of 2000 reveals amaterial as well as a spiritual catastrophe: slain bishops, priests, religious and laity, a half-ruined city, andthe Pope being executed by soldiers at the foot of a large wooden cross outside that half-ruined city.Let us recall Cardinal Ratzinger’s (now Pope Benedict XVI) revealing 1984 interview in Jesus magazine inwhich he discussed the Third Secret, which he acknowledged he had read. In that interview the Cardinalrevealed more than perhaps he intended. He connected three elements together: the Third Secret, SacredScripture and other Marian apparitions approved by the Church as authentic. As he said in 1984 — and Iquote him exactly — “the things contained in this ‘Third Secret’ correspond to what has been announced inScripture, and has been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions ...”So, there can be no doubt, we have it from the currently reigning Pope’s own mouth, that what is in theThird Secret corresponds to what is in Scripture and also to what has been revealed again and again inother Marian apparitions. That is our key.Now, it is obvious that the vision of “the bishop dressed in white” is far from explicit enough to contain allby itself — without any explanatory words of the Virgin Mary — the elements of Sacred Scripture and the“many other Marian apparitions” the current Pope alluded to when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger. Indeed,none of the recognized Marian apparitions involves a vision of the Pope being executed outside a half-ruined city. So, already we know that something major is missing from the Vatican’s June 2000 disclosure.FC: But where do we go to find what is missing?Father Kramer: We begin our search by studying what others who have read the Third Secret have saidabout it, and they have given us some very telling clues. For example, the late Malachi Martin read theSecret. I heard the story told by one of his close personal friends. One day in 1960 Martin, who was thenpersonal secretary to Cardinal Bea in Rome, found himself riding in a car with Pope John XXIII andCardinal Bea. So there were four men present in the car: the driver, Pope John, Cardinal Bea and MalachiMartin.Now, since Malachi Martin was personal secretary to Cardinal Bea and was also a close collaborator withJohn XXIII, it was hardly surprising that Malachi found himself in this position. And during this car ridePope John himself, on that day in 1960, handed the Secret to Malachi. It was written on one sheet of paper— not the four sheets of paper produced by the Vatican in 2000. Malachi read the Secret immediately, andon many occasions thereafter he spoke of the Third Secret even though he was under oath not to divulgeexplicitly its contents. But when other people touched upon matters in the Secret he would say yes or no,whether that was in the Secret or not.FC: Can you provide an example of this?Father Kramer: For example, in his last live interview in the late 1990’s on the Art Bell show, beforemillions of listeners, Malachi said that there is something terribly horrifying in the Third Secret, and headmitted that yes, there will be a world war and a great disaster in which many people will die. But, headded, there is something even more horrifying than this in the Secret, although he did not state explicitlywhat that was. [Editor’s Note: Father Kramer speaks more about this “horrifying thing” later in thisinterview.] www.globalreport2010.com 22
  • 23. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER FC: We have long heard of statements by John Paul II in Fulda, Germany, in 1980 concerning the truecontents of the Third Secret. What do you know of this?Father Kramer: Yes, Pope John Paul II did give us a clue as to what the contents are. In November 1980he visited Germany at the Cathedral of Fulda, and there he spoke of the Third Secret to a small group. Hewas asked why the Secret had not yet been revealed, and he gave some answers.First, the Pope said it has not been revealed because with this knowledge comes responsibility and somany people just want to know for reasons of curiosity. So, in order to avoid sensationalism, he did notwant to reveal the contents of the Third Secret.But then — and here we begin to see that the Secret involves even more than apostasy in the Church —he also said it is enough for you to know that entire regions of the earth will be inundated, with wateroverflowing large regions of the earth, and millions will die from one moment to the next.FC: Did the Pope say anything else at Fulda?Father Kramer: Yes, he said that another reason he did not want to reveal the Third Secret — and this wasa key clue in my investigation of the question — is that he did not want to encourage the communists totake certain steps. Now what steps could he be referring to? Well, we can surmise very clearly that onething that would encourage the communists is a revelation that they would win the World War that MalachiMartin referred to in the Art Bell interview.FC: But how do we know that the accounts of what the Pope said at Fulda are accurate?Father Kramer: Some people have questioned whether Pope John Paul II actually made those statementsabout the Third Secret at Fulda. But that objection cannot be sustained. First of all, there was a ladyjournalist who took down all the Holy Father’s words and published a transcript in a magazine calledStimme des Glaubens [Voice of Faith]. The Vatican has never questioned the accuracy of the quotations inthat article. Then there was a second witness, a German priest, who also wrote down word for word whatthe Pope had said on that occasion. And afterwards he told the Pope he had done this and the Popethanked him for it.Now, I speak and read German myself, and I read the German text prepared by the German priest when Iwas traveling near Fulda back in 1983. The Mother Superior of a German community of nuns showed methe text and it was identical to the text that had been published by the lady journalist. So, the Germanpriest and the lady journalist gave identical testimony concerning what the Pope said at Fulda. So, eitherthey took it down in shorthand or else had tape recorded the Pope’s address. But word-for-word the textswere identical. So, I don’t think there can be any serious challenge to the authenticity of the Pope’sremarks at Fulda.FC: But how do the Pope’s revelations at Fulda relate to Scripture and the other Marian apparitionsreferred to by Cardinal Ratzinger in 1984?Father Kramer: This is where the pieces of the Third Secret puzzle begin to fit together. First, as to the“other Marian apparitions” Cardinal Ratzinger spoke of, we have the approved Marian apparition of OurLady of Good Success at Quito, Ecuador in 1634. In this apparition Our Lady warned of precisely what theThird Secret predicts: a great apostasy in the Church. Our Lady told Venerable Mother Mariana de JesusTorres that in the late 19th Century and throughout most of the 20th Century the Church would yield to a www.globalreport2010.com 23
  • 24. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER great heresy. The Sacrament of Matrimony “will be attacked and profaned,” and “Masonry, which will thenbe in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easyfor everyone to live in sin, encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing ofthe Church.” Then, Our Lady warned, “The Christian spirit will rapidly decay, extinguishing the preciouslight of Faith until it reaches the point that there will be an almost total and general corruption of customs(morals), and this will result in the lack of priestly and religious vocations ...”Our Lady of Good Success further warned that during this time “Innocence will almost no longer be foundin children, nor modesty in women” and that “the secular [diocesan] Clergy will leave much to be desiredbecause priests will become careless in their sacred duties … Lacking a Prelate and Father to guide themwith paternal love, gentleness, strength, wisdom and prudence, many priests will lose their spirit, placingtheir souls in great danger.”But then, in a direct parallel to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, Our Lady of Good Success declaredthat this darkest time in Church history “will mark the arrival of My hour” and that God will eventually “bringto an end those ominous times, sending to this Church the Prelate who will restore the spirit of its priests.”So we see here a close parallel with what is undoubtedly revealed in the Third Secret concerning theapostasy of the Church, to be followed at some point by the Consecration of Russia, Russia’s conversionand, “in the end” the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. This much Fatima scholars have already surmisedconcerning the Third Secret.FC: Agreed, but what of the other elements of the Third Secret alluded to by John Paul II and MalachiMartin, those going beyond the spiritual chastisement and involving a material chastisement, including aworld war?Father Kramer: This is precisely where the Marian apparitions complete the puzzle by adding the elementof a material chastisement to that of the spiritual chastisement. In 1973 and for several years thereafter, atAkita, Japan, Our Lady appeared in a series of apparitions approved as authentic by the local bishop aftereight years of investigations. Most tellingly, Cardinal Ratzinger, as Prefect of the Congregation for theDoctrine of the Faith, himself adjudged the apparitions worthy of belief in 1988, and he was clearly awareof these apparitions when he gave the Jesus magazine interview.In fact, Catholic World News reported on October 11, 2001 that Howard Dee, former Philippineambassador to the Vatican, said in a 1998 interview with Inside the Vatican magazine that “Bishop Ito [thelocal bishop of Akita, now deceased] was certain Akita was an extension of Fatima, and Cardinal Ratzingerpersonally confirmed to me that these two messages, of Fatima and Akita, are essentially the same.” Thesame Catholic World News story further noted that “both Bishop Ito and Cardinal Ratzinger declared themessages and events in Akita to be of supernatural origin and labeled them ‘worthy of belief’.”With these startling affirmations of Cardinal Ratzinger in mind we can consider what Our Lady of Akita saidto Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa on October 13, 1973, the very anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun,and let me quote this verbatim:“As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on allhumanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Firewill fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neitherpriests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The onlyarms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayersof the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests. www.globalreport2010.com 24
  • 25. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposingcardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by theirconfreres … churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and thedemon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”So, here we see the combination, in an approved Marian apparition, of two elements: material catastropheand spiritual catastrophe. We see apostasy in the Church — also predicted by Our Lady of Good Success— accompanied by a cataclysmic event that chastises the whole world.Now, as I just noted, Cardinal Ratzinger admitted to the former Philippine ambassador to the Vatican thatthe Message of Fatima and the Message of Akita are essentially the same. Yet neither of the first two partsof the Fatima Secret nor the vision of the Third Secret published in 2000 say what Our Lady said at Akita.In fact, we have no words of Our Lady at all attached to the Third Secret vision. We do see, however,flames descending toward earth from the hands of an avenging angel, and Our Lady turning back theflames as the angel cries “penance, penance, penance.” I note the parallel that the uppermost angel in theapparition of Our Lady of Knock brandished a sword.But will there come a time when Our Lady will no longer be able to turn back the consuming fire [and thesword] of Heaven’s vengeance? This, apparently, is what Our Lady of Akita warns in 1973, 56 years to theday after the Miracle of the Sun.Clearly, then, what makes the two apparitions — Fatima and Akita — “essentially the same” must be foundin missing words of Our Lady of Fatima that correspond to those of Our Lady of Akita. These would haveto be the same “words of the Virgin” that the Vatican suppressed in 1960, when it told the world that theThird Secret would not be revealed as everyone expected it would be.FC: That is pretty stunning. But what of the precise question of whether the chastisement will include aworld war, among other calamities to befall the Church and the world?Father Kramer: Here we find some more pieces of the puzzle in Marian apparitions. I am referring to themessages of Our Lady to Sister Elena Aiello, who died in 1961. She was very renowned for the revelationsthat she received from Our Lady and was greatly esteemed by Pope Pius XII, even though perhaps manyNorth Americans won’t have heard of her. Our Lady revealed to her that Russia would wage a sudden war,would overrun all of Europe. This, it would seem, is clearly what Pope John Paul II wanted to avoid by notdivulging the Third Secret, as he said at Fulda, because it would encourage the communists to makecertain moves — in other words, to wage war against the West.FC: But what of the objection that Russia no longer poses such a threat, now that “communism has fallen.”Father Kramer: If you read the Russian publications, as I do, you see that in Russia itself there’s nomystery as to what is taking place. We have a neo-Stalinist dictatorship taking shape, we have Russianjournalists complaining about the dictatorship, openly asking the questions about why, if there issupposedly a democracy in Russia, Mr. Putin is blatantly and publicly planning for war against the Westerndemocracies?And, clearly, all the evidence points to the conclusion that Russia is preparing for war against the West.Putin openly boasts of Russia’s new ICBMs that can change course mid-flight and avoid all anti-missiledefenses. Russia is now very much in league with communist China, with which it has forged a massivemilitary alliance, and with other still-communist nations of the world. www.globalreport2010.com 25
  • 26. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER Even on the cabinet level in the United States government it has been recognized that Russia and Chinaare the ones who are aiding terrorist states, because terrorism is simply a tactic that is being used todistract, weaken and lull the West to sleep concerning the real threat to its security.On this point there is another amazing prophecy in the 19th Century that seems to sum up what’s in theThird Secret. I do not suggest it is authoritative, but it fits in with the rest of the picture. There was a bookwritten in French, compiled by a priest in France by the name of Father Fatteccelli or Fatticioli. I have notactually read the text, but have heard it being read on audiotape. The name of the book is Day of Wrath:The Hand of God Upon An Empire. The revelations were made to an Armenian Jew, one Zachary, whowas later baptized a Catholic. This book, published in the early 1850s, contains revelations (made toZachary in the 1840s) concerning the precise dimensions of the communist empire, Russia and China andtheir satellites. It says that there would be the détente; that an agreement would be reached between thecapitalist West and the Marxist East.Then, says the prophecy, the communists would overcome the West, by firing their missiles — they wouldfire their missiles — and the word “missiles” was used in the 1840s! They would fire their missiles on thecoasts of North America — from the direction of Russia and China — and the Western world would bebrought into bondage, after which “the firstborn of hell will rule the world.” Again, I do not say the prophecyis authoritative, but only that it is consistent with the other evidence we have of the great catastrophesforetold in the Third Secret.And this prophecy of Zachary would explain what Malachi Martin said on the Art Bell Show, as I mentionedbefore (see "Can you provide an example of this?"). Malachi said then that there was something terriblyhorrifying in the Third Secret — more horrifying than World War III. And the horrifying thing Malachi Martinreferred to was this: after Russia wins the war, there would be the appearance that the devil had defeatedChrist.FC: Perhaps this world war, this firing of nuclear missiles, is what Our Lady of Akita means by fire fallingdown from the sky and wiping out a great part of humanity. After all, Japan is the place where fire raineddown from the sky at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Father Kramer: That seems logical, but it is not actually correct. The fire raining down from heaven will bea supernatural event, as foretold by both Sr. Elena Aiello and Blessed Anna Maria Taigi.But now a further detail to complete our puzzle: the revelations to Anne Catherine Emmerich, who lived inthe early 19th Century. She was beatified in October of 2004 by Pope John Paul II.In the revelations made to Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, Our Lady reveals that there will be a falsechurch of darkness, while the true Church continues to exist. This false church will be an ecumenicalchurch. It will unite all the ecclesial communities and sects together. And there will be a false pope and atrue pope reigning at the same time, just as there was during the Great Western Schism in the 14thCentury. Even the non-Christian religions will have some affiliation to this great worldwide, universal, so-called church.Amazingly enough, in his apostolic letter on the Sillon Movement in France, Pope St. Pius X predictedexactly the emergence of this false religion when he spoke of “the great movement of apostasy beingorganized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas,nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext offreedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a church could overcome) the reign oflegalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer.” www.globalreport2010.com 26
  • 27. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER So, the coming global conflagration will be related to this false One-World Church arising to oppose thetrue Church.FC: Would you be willing to prognosticate when all of this, including the world war, is going to come topass?Father Kramer: Well, here we go beyond the firm evidence of approved apparitions and into the realm ofspeculation. Based on the reported prophecies of a German priest, a mystic, whose veracity is attested toby another German priest I regard as utterly trustworthy, we can surmise that the year 2008 will see theoutbreak of war and 2011 the Consecration of Russia and the beginning of the period of peace spoken ofby Our Lady of Fatima. The period of chastisement may continue past 2011, but by 2013 the chastisementwill have ended and this may be the actual year of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.Now, obviously, we cannot mark our calendars and base our life and decisions on any of these dates, butit would be well to remember what Malachi Martin himself said back in 1997: everything will be finished inless than twenty years. The way things are going in the Church and the world, one does not have to be aprophet, or consult any other revelations beyond the approved ones already given to us, to see that thatprediction is very probable.FC: But when, if ever, will the Third Secret be revealed?Father Kramer: Of course, it will be revealed, for man cannot hide forever a secret confided by GodHimself to His Blessed Mother for the benefit of the whole world. The question is not whether, but when itwill be revealed at last.Without claiming any kind of prophetic accuracy I can say that when I was in Fatima in 1991, I wasinformed that the Carmelites of Fatima had received the news from Sister Lucy and her fellow sisters at theconvent in Coimbra that Our Lady had appeared to Sister Lucy not long before May of 1991 and told herthat the Third Secret is going to be revealed during the course of a major war.So, the war will break out, it will be a sudden war, it will be a blitzkrieg, and the true Church will be drivenunderground. But, at the beginning of this war, when the Pope realizes that keeping the Third Secrethidden no longer makes any sense, because the Russians have now made their move, he will reveal themissing text of the Third Secret.If Pope Benedict is reigning at the time of this war, he will probably want to consecrate Russia afterrevealing the full Third Secret, but like King Louis XVI, he will not be able to do the Consecration in timebecause the calamities will strike too quickly. There won’t be enough forewarning, so the Pope will not beable to organize it in time. He will have to go into hiding. Perhaps Benedict will be the very Pope who fleesa devastated Rome, as St. Pius X foresaw, and is finally hunted down as the Third Secret vision depicts —which God forbid that should happen. But if it happens, that Pope will be hunted and killed by the enemy’sarmed forces, just as we see in the vision.FC: So, whoever this hunted Pope is, Benedict or some other Pope, it will not be he who consecratesRussia, in your view?Father Kramer: On this point I would refer to the testimony of the Roman stigmatist, Antonio Ruffini. PopePius XII authorized the blessing of a chapel on the spot where Ruffini received the stigmata on the ViaAppia, and Father Tomaselli, the miracle worker, wrote a booklet about him — a short account of the life ofRuffini. I myself knew Ruffini for many years. In the early 1990s Ruffini was asked point blank in his home:“Is John Paul II the Pope who is going to do the Consecration of Russia?” He answered: “No, it’s not JohnPaul. It will not be his immediate successor either, but the one after that. He is the one who will consecrate www.globalreport2010.com 27
  • 28. D INTERVIEW WITH FATHER PAUL KRAMER Russia.” That is, Benedict’s successor, during this time of world war and persecution of the Church, will bethe one to do the Consecration at long last, and then the restoration and the triumph of the ImmaculateHeart will begin.FC: How would you sum all of this up?Father Kramer: From the evidence we have discussed, this much at least seems clear: The Church willundergo a great apostasy among many of Her members, which is plainly already underway. Then therewill be a world war in which much of the world’s population will die, the Church will be persecuted as neverbefore and driven underground, and Rome itself may possibly be devastated. This is the scenario that fitsperfectly the Third Secret vision, where the Pope is executed and prominent churchmen and lay peoplehave been slaughtered in a half-ruined city. And that is why Cardinal Ratzinger, when he spoke of theThird Secret in 1984, mentioned the dangers “to the faith and the life of the Christian, and therefore [the lifeof] the world.” Both the Church and the world will suffer catastrophe. Given Cardinal Ratzinger’s admissionthat Fatima and Akita are essentially the same message, no other conclusion seems reasonable.So, when one considers the apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success, Our Lady of Fatima and Our Ladyof Akita, the statements of John Paul II at Fulda, the admissions of Cardinal Ratzinger, of Cardinal Ciappiand the revelations of Malachi Martin, they all add up to the same thing: apostasy in the Church leading toa horrible global chastisement, with much of the world’s population being extinguished almostinstantaneously.FC: Is there no hope, then?Father Kramer: On the contrary, as Our Lady of Good Success said, there is great cause for hope, even ifwe do not avoid the worst happening. Indeed, Our Lady of Fatima Herself said that Her Immaculate Heartwill triumph, no matter how late the Consecration of Russia is finally done.Even if the worst happens, the formerly Catholic nations will rediscover their faith under persecution and inthe midst of the world’s desolation by war. Then the Pope will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heartand Russia will be converted. The Asiatic and Islamic invaders will be driven out of Europe [Editor’s Note:With the help of the converted Russian invaders. Cfr. Prophecy of St. John Bosco, as explained in Fatima:Tragedy and Triumph, pp. 319-355]. God will intervene and we will see then the triumph of the ImmaculateHeart of Mary.But the question remains: Since Our Lady’s prophecies are still conditional, will we avoid the worst of thoseprophecies before Her Triumph occurs? Or will we have to suffer the full consequences first? The outcomedepends entirely on the Pope and the bishops doing what Our Lady of Fatima requested, and that in turndepends upon the bishops, priests, religious, and lay people doing enough prayer and penance andreformation of their own lives.End of Interview www.globalreport2010.com 28