1978-2005

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1978:

October 16: Pope John Paul II is elected, reading the Third Secret within days of his election.

1981:

May 13: Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded by an assassin.

June 7: The Pope consecrates the world, but not Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

1982:

May 13: Pope John Paul II consecrates the world, but not Russia, at Fatima. The bishops of the world do not participate.

1983:

March 19: Sister Lucy meets with the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Portalupi, and confirms that the Consecration of Russia was not done.

1984:

March 25: Pope John Paul II, before 250,000 people in Rome, consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

1985:

September: In an interview in Sol de Fatima magazine, Sister Lucy affirms that the Consecration of Russia still has not been done because Russia was not the clear object of the 1984 consecration and the world’s episcopate did not participate.

1987:

July 20: Interviewed quickly outside her convent while voting, Sister Lucy confirms to journalist Enrico Romero that the Consecration of Russia has not been done.

1989:

July: Father Messias Coelho reveals that Sister Lucy and others have received an anonymous “instruction” from unidentified persons in the Vatican stating that she (and they) must now say that the Consecration of Russia was accomplished on March 25, 1984.

1991:

May 13: Pope John Paul II visits Fatima and meets with Sister Lucy for thirty minutes. After the meeting, neither the Pope nor Sister Lucy make any announcement concerning the Consecration of Russia.

1995:

In a personal communication to Professor Baumgartner in Salzburg, Austria, Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi — the personal theologian of John Paul II (and of the four popes before him) — reveals that: “In the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top.”

2000:

May 13: At the beatification ceremony of Jacinta and Francisco Marto at Fatima, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Sodano, announces that the Third Secret of Fatima will be revealed.

June 26: The Vatican publishes a text it claims is the entire Third Secret and links it to the 1981 assassination attempt of John Paul II.

October 8: Pope John Paul II consecrates the world, but not Russia, in an “entrustment” ceremony.

November 30: A Cardinal described as “one of the Pope’s closest advisors” (Cardinal Tomko) admits to a Vatican magazine editor that he advised Pope John Paul II to not make mention of Russia in any consecration ceremony because it would offend the Russian Orthodox.

2005:

February 13: Sister Lucy of Fatima dies less than two months short of her 98th birthday.


For Further Reading:

The Complete Fatima Timeline

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