1942-1967

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1916-1931 | 1942-1967  | 1978-2005 |  All

1942:

October 31 and December 8: Pope Pius XII, acting alone, consecrates the world, but not Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lord tells Sister Lucy that as a result World War II will be shortened but that world peace will not result from this consecration.

1944:

January 9: Sister Lucy commits the Third Secret to paper.

June 17: The Third Secret is given by Sister Lucy herself to her confessor, Bishop da Silva, since she would not let anyone but a bishop bring it to the Bishop of Fatima.

1952:

May: Our Lady appears to Sister Lucy saying: “Make it known to the Holy Father that I am always awaiting the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. Without that Consecration, Russia will not be able to convert. Without that Consecration, the world cannot have peace.”

July 7: Pope Pius XII consecrates Russia specifically, but he does not ask for the bishops to join him and thus he is not joined by the Catholic bishops of the world.

1957:

April 16: The text of the Third Secret, sealed with wax in the original envelope and the outer envelope, is transferred to the Vatican.

1959:

August 17: Pope John XXIII reads a text of the Third Secret, then has the following written on the envelope: “I leave it to others to comment or decide.”

1960:

February 8: An unnamed person, who is close to the Pope, authorizes the Press to quote him anonymously that the Third Secret will not be revealed and will probably “remain, forever, under absolute seal.”

1963:

June 27: Less than a week after becoming pope, Paul VI reads the Third Secret.

1964:

November 21: At the last day of the third session of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with no mention of Russia, and the bishops look on but do not join in.

1967:

Sister Lucy’s memoirs are published, in which she reveals Our Lady’s 1929 request for the Consecration of Russia.

May 13: Sister Lucy meets Pope Paul VI in Fatima and asks the Pope to release the Third Secret, but he refuses.

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