And so it was decided, by the Vatican powers-that-be, to dispatch the Jesuit pope, Francis I, to Fatima, to “canonise” two of the three children as “saints” in the Roman Catholic religion: the siblings, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. The former died at the age of 10, just 18 months after the apparitions, and the latter at the age of 9, just over two years after the apparitions. Both children were “beatified” (the first step towards “sainthood”) in 2000, by John Paul II. Their “canonisation” became possible after a “miracle” was attributed to their intercession in heaven with God: it was claimed that a five-year-old Brazilian child was miraculously healed of serious cranial trauma and loss of cerebral tissue. As with multitudes of other “miracles” claimed by all kinds of people, from Papists to Pentecostals, we are simply required to accept it on the say-so of parents, priests, “pastors”, and occasionally medical practitioners, who, if devout followers of their religion, may easily be bribed, coerced – or hoodwinked into believing the “miracle” themselves.
Now that they are “canonised”, the two children are to be known in Roman Catholic circles as “Saint Francisco of Fatima” and “Saint Jacinta of Fatima”. And Roman Catholics may pray to them, ask for their intercession with God, etc.!
The third “seer”, their cousin Lucia dos Santos, died (so we are told) at the age of 97 in 2005. She could not be “canonised” with the other two because not enough time had elapsed since her death for the Vatican to study and complete her “beatification” and “canonisation” cause. But it is only a matter of time before she, too, will be “beatified” and then “canonised”, becoming “Saint Lucia of Fatima”.
Rome’s leaders made sure they could get maximum mileage out of the 100th anniversary. Here is what was said in a Roman Catholic newspaper (comments in brackets are my own):
“The message of Fatima is as relevant and significant today as it was 100 years ago. For even though the world has witnessed the demise of the Soviet Union [The demise of the Soviet Union did not mean the demise of Communism, however], we find ourselves faced with many of the same evils as faced the world in 1917. We only have to look around us to see how the world is engulfed in sin. An unparalleled explosion of sexual immorality, contraception, abortion, divorce, cultism, corruption, mindless bloodletting across the world and a host of other crimes abound today because too few people are fulfilling Our Lady’s request at Fatima [Really? Is this the cause? The Bible says otherwise: the cause of all these sins is the depravity in the hearts of all men, and the only solution is for men to turn in repentance to Christ – not to fulfil “Mary’s” Fatima request! What a satanic lie, a false “gospel” indeed]. We should renew our dedication to the Holy Rosary and pray it at every opportunity [No, this is nothing but “vain repetition” (Matt. 6:7,8), a prayer to a demon]. Prayer and penance can bring our sinful world back to God [Again, no: penance is the soul-damning Papist counterfeit of true repentance; and men must repent of their sins, not “do penance” for them].”
And so it is that multiplied millions of faithful Roman Catholics throughout the world are, once again, being mobilised, via the Fatima cult, to oppose Russia by any and all means, so as to bring about the expansion of Vatican interests in that land, and its eventual conquest by Rome.
The Religious Aspect of Fatima: Francis I a Devout Worshipper of Mary
Francis I, the pope of Rome, is (like every devoted Jesuit) a worshipper of Mary, the Roman Catholic goddess. This fact alone, even if no others were known, proves that neither he, nor any Roman Catholic, is a true Christian.
On 10 May 2017, Francis said: “I will go to Fatima on pilgrimage, to entrust to the Virgin the temporal and eternal destinies of humanity.” Is this man a Christian? Absolutely not. The temporal and eternal destinies of mankind are in the hands of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – not in the hands of a weak and fallible human being. And what’s more, Mary ceased being a virgin even while on earth, for she and her husband, Joseph, had other children after Jesus was born (Matt. 13:55,56).
On 11 May 2016, Francis said that the “Mary” of Fatima “invites us once again to turn to prayer, penance, and conversion. She asks us to never offend God again. She forewarns all humanity about the necessity of abandoning oneself to God, the source of love and mercy. Following the example of St John Paul II, a great devotee of Our Lady of Fatima, let us listen attentively to the Mother of God and ask for peace for the world.” Mary, Mary, Mary – but not a word about Christ! The true deity of Romanists is Mary, not Christ. They are commanded to listen to her, not Christ, by their own pope in these words of his. And in addition, the Mary of Scripture was the mother of our Lord’s humanity, but she was never the “Mother of God”. God has no mother!
On 12 May, during his greeting at the “Chapel of the Apparitions”, Francis said, blasphemously (quoting Pope Paul VI): “if we want to be Christian, we must be Marian.” And there are blind “Protestants” who think the Roman pope is a true Christian! “If we want to be Christian,” this wicked man says, “we must be Marian.” Was Peter Marian? Was Paul Marian? Were any of the apostles, or any of the early Christians, Marian? No! But let us go even further: Mary herself was not Marian! By which I mean, Mary did not point to herself as Saviour, nor in any way exalt herself to the high position of goddess which the Roman Catholic “Mary” holds! She herself said, by divine inspiration, “My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour” (Lk. 1:46,47). If Mary needed a Saviour, if she trusted in the Lord God to save her, then was she “Marian”? Did she ever once, at any time, set herself up as a saviour? Never! “Whatever he (Christ) saith unto you, do it” (Jn. 2:5), is how she spoke.
In his prayer at this “Chapel of the Apparitions” at Fatima, Francis continuously exalted Mary, praying to her, adoring her, attributing great names and powers to her: “Hail, Holy Queen, Blessed Virgin of Fatima, Lady of Immaculate Heart, our refuge and our way to God!” “Hail, Mother of Mercy, Lady robed in white!” “Hail, life and sweetness, Hail, our hope, O Pilgrim Virgin, O Universal Queen! In the depths of your being, in your Immaculate Heart, you keep the joys of men and women as they journey to the Heavenly Homeland…. With your virginal smile, enliven the joy of Christ’s Church. With your gaze of sweetness, strengthen the hope of God’s children. With your hands lifted in prayer to the Lord, draw all people together into one human family.” “Show us the strength of your protective mantle. In your Immaculate Heart, be the refuge of sinners and the way that leads to God.” It is easy to see that in the mind of the Jesuit pope, Mary is a goddess, with divine powers, deserving worship. As these words of his show plainly, he looks to Mary, not Christ, to lead him to God!
Oh, what a world of tragedy is contained within the following words of Francis! “My one hope of glory, Lord, is this: that your Mother will take me in her arms, shelter me beneath her mantle, and set me close to your heart.” Imagine the awful spiritual state of one whose only hope of glory is in Mary! He has no hope of being enfolded in the arms of Jesus the only and true Shepherd: “He [Jesus] shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young” (Isa. 40:11). He desires shelter beneath Mary’s mantle, but the psalmist knew better than to seek shelter beneath any but the Lord: “For thou [God] hast been a shelter for me” (Psa. 61:3). Christ alone is the Man, yea that very God-Man, who “shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land” (Isa. 32:2).
This benighted man, considered by millions upon millions of people to be the greatest Christian on earth, is in truth the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition (2 Thess. 2:3), the Antichrist (1 Jn. 2:18), the greatest deceiver the world has ever known.