The Vatican’s Third Hope: The “Conversion” of Russia by Means of the Staged “Collapse of Communism” in 1989-1992
On 13 May 1981 – the 64th anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima! – Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt in the Vatican at the hands of a Turkish gunman. Attributing his survival to “Mary”, John Paul II then consecrated the world (and maybe Russia – there is uncertainty about this) to “Mary”, possibly in union with all the bishops (again, there is some uncertainty), twice – the first time on 13 May 1982, and then again on 25 March 1984. The second date was very significant; for the very next year – 1985 – Mikhail Gorbachev came to power, perestroika began, and this signalled the beginning of all the progress which the Roman Catholic institution made in the USSR thereafter.
But was this the real deal this time, according to Rome? Had the pope really done it properly?
Well, yes. Or maybe not. Again the answer is far from straightforward. And again there is a reason for this.
Up until about mid-1989, it is claimed that Lucia always insisted neither one of the consecrations by John Paul II were valid. But since about mid-1989, she supposedly began to recognise the validity of the 1984 consecration. She said this was the real one, although she also said that this was her personal opinion, not a supernatural revelation. But we have to ask: was she even saying anything at all about them at this time? Or was her name simply being bandied about by far more powerful figures? A pawn in a gigantic geopolitical Vatican power game?
Two Lucias? Earlier and later photographs
Two Lucias? Earlier and later photographs
There are many, including many traditionalist Roman Catholic groups, who believe that the original Lucia died many years earlier, and that another woman was presented to the world as “Lucia” thereafter! However far-fetched this may sound, photographic evidence certainly creates doubts, as the later “Lucia” looks quite different from the earlier one. She was also far more jovial, and relaxed, even when surrounded by high “Church” figures or in the presence of the pope of Rome himself – very surprising for a woman who had supposedly lived for many years as a cloistered nun, shut off from the world and especially from almost all male company.
The later Lucia with Popes Paul VI and John Paul II
The Vatican would not only be perfectly capable of pulling off such a deception, but more than willing to go to such lengths if it deemed them necessary.
Lucia apparently said that the Third World War would have broken out in 1985 if John Paul II had failed to consecrate Russia to “Mary’s Immaculate Heart” when he did, a year before in 1984. But because he had done so, instead of a world war in 1985, that was the year in which Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in Russia and started his perestroika policy, which culminated, in 1991, in the demise of the Soviet Union and what the world was led to believe was the collapse of Soviet (and thus Russian) Communism.
Note, as always, I have said she “apparently” said this.
But why did Rome deem the 1980s to be the right time (this time) for the pope to consecrate Russia to “Mary’s Immaculate Heart”? It is because of what was occurring in the Soviet Union and its satellite states in those years, and because of the huge role which the Vatican of John Paul II was playing in those events.
By the 1980s the Vatican had created its own brand of Communism, which may be called Catholic-Communism, and was exerting ever-increasing power on the Soviet Union itself, in all sorts of ways. And by 1988 the Vatican could smell victory. And so it was that the changes which took place in the Soviet Union and the eastern-bloc Communist countries from 1988 to 1990 were claimed to be the fulfilment of “Mary’s” words in her “second secret”: that Russia was being converted to Roman Catholicism! The Soviet Union had its own agenda, of course, behind the staged events of those momentous years. For indeed the events were staged: Communism did not “die” then, as the world was deceived into believing. It is as much alive and well today, in those countries, as it ever was. But that is another story, too large to tell here. For now our focus is on what the Vatican perceived to be the beginning of the conversion of Russia to Romanism, in those years.
1989 was one of the most significant and eventful years in world history. It was the year when one eastern-bloc country after another appeared to be casting off the shackles of Communism. And, very significantly, Roman Catholic Poland was where it all started! The Polish pope, John Paul II, had laid the groundwork well: Poland was to be the place where the Roman Catholic takeover of Eastern Europe was to begin. The dominoes started falling there. Two versions of Communism knocked heads. In April 1989, Solidarity, the Catholic-Communist Polish trade union movement, was legalised by the Moscow-backed, atheistic Communist government in Poland. Then on 17 May, the Polish parliament granted legal status to the Roman Catholic institution – for the first time since the Communist takeover of Poland in 1944! Thus Poland became the first eastern-bloc country to be reconciled with the Great Harlot (Rev. 17:2)!
By August, the “domino effect” had begun in Eastern Europe. Hungary was next. The Communist government there began to relax its hardline stance against Roman Catholicism. Diplomatic relations with the Vatican were sought. In Poland in August, after the Communist prime minister resigned, a Solidarity leader was asked, by the president, to form a government. Poland, therefore, became the first country since World War Two to oust an atheistic government. The new prime minister was a devout Roman Catholic, a Solidarity member, and a devout Catholic-Communist. And in Czechoslovakia, a Romanist became the first deputy premier.
Then, on 1 December 1989, the most significant event in a year of significant events occurred. Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union met John Paul II in the Vatican! This was the first time ever that a Soviet leader had done so. Gorbachev called the meeting “a truly extraordinary event”, and the pope said their meeting “will hardly fail to have a powerful impact on world opinion.” It would “be interpreted as singularly meaningful: a sign of the times that have slowly matured, a sign that is rich in promise.”
Was Russia indeed being converted to Roman Catholicism this time? Was Fatima’s fraud paying off? As far as Rome was concerned, the answer was yes. It really did appear, to the powers that be in Rome, that they were about to witness the conversion of Russia to Roman Catholicism.
But were they?