Monday, May 13, 2013
ON THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA, MAY 13, 1981, POPE JOHN PAUL II WAS SHOT; TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013, POPE FRANCIS PAPACY IS BEING DEDICATED TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA AT HER SHRINE IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL, 5-13-13
Will Pope Francis be 'The Pope of Fatima?
Today May 13th, anniversary of the 1917 apparition of Our Lady to the three children, the Bishop of Fatima, at the behest of Pope Francis, will dedicate the Holy Father's papacy to Our Lady of Fatima.
For those who know well the Fatima saga and who have a devotion to Our Lady, this will be a welcome move, placing the Fatima message firmly back at the top of the Catholic agenda:
"Repent, do penance and pray"
But it will still fall short of Our Lady's original request that the Holy Father should consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.
Various Popes have skirted around this request and Pope Pius XII even dedicated the world to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart at the height of World War 2, on October 31st 1942.
But Russia and her errors were not the focus of this consecration as had been asked.
However, the act did mark a turning point in the war and from that moment on, the Allies began to gain ground.
It was the now dead Italian stigmatist, Antonio Ruffini, who prophesied that Pope Francis would be the Pope who would, at last, consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of the Mother of God.
In his own words, in answer to the question:
"Is John Paul II the Pope who will do the consecration to Russia"
“No, it’s not John Paul. It will not be his immediate successor either, but the one after that. He is the one who will consecrate Russia.”
Pope Francis has made a bold start by dedicating his Papacy to Our Lady of Fatima, it remains to be seen if, at last, Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph with regard to Russia.