The significance of Pope Francis consecrating his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima

Over the past couple of days it has been announced that Pope Francis has requested that the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal José Policarpo, consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima:

“The cardinal himself confirmed this, in his introduction to the 181st general assembly of the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference. At the end of his opening speech, Policarpo said: “Pope Francis asked me twice whether he could consecrate his new ministry to Our Lady of Fatima. It is a mandate I can carry out in prayer and silence. But it would be nice if the whole bishop’s conference joined in to fulfil this request. May Mary guide us in our work and in fulfilling Pope Francis’ request.”

The consecration of Pope Francis’ pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima is significant for a number of reasons. First, the reality of Hell and God’s desire to save sinners from Hell is a central element of the message of Fatima which is consonant with Pope Francis’ repeated references to the existence and influence of Satan and devil:

‘As she spoke these words (Lucia tells us in her memoirs), the Lady opened her hands, as she had in the preceding months, but instead of the glory and beauty of God that her opened hands had shown us before, we now were able to behold a sea of fire. Plunged in this flame were devils and souls that looked like transparent embers; others were black or bronze, and in human form; these were suspended in flames which seemed to come from the forms themselves there to remain, without weight or equilibrium, amid cries of pain and despair which horrified us so that we trembled with fear. The devils could be distinguished from the damned human souls by the terrifying forms of weird and unknown animals in which they were cast.

Ti Marto, who was witnessing the actions of the children by the little oak tree in the Cova da Iria that day, recalls that Lucia gasped in sudden horror, that her face was white as death, and that all who were there heard her cry in terror to the Virgin Mother, whom she called by name.

The children were looking at their Lady in terror, speechless, and unable to plead for relief from the scene they had witnessed. Sadly, but kindly now, the Lady told them:

“You have seen hell, where the souls of sinners go. It is to save them that God wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If you do what I tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace. This war will end, but if men do not refrain from offending God, another and more terrible war will begin.’ (Third Apparition)

Pope Francis’ decision to consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima is also significant because the Third Secret of Fatima conveys the message that the Holy Father and the Church will suffer a great persecution, the seeds of which are being sown daily in the world by atheistic Secularism and fundamentalist Islam:

‘And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.’

Protect the Pope comment: Pope Francis’ repeated references to the Christian struggle against Satan and the devils and his consecration to Our Lady of Fatima powerfully signal to all that will listen that the Church is engaged in spiritual combat with the armies of Hell for the salvation of souls in this end time.  Pope Francis is no liberal demythologizer  or universalist but a pope determined to preserve and teach the apostolic faith. The Devil is real, Hell is real, life is a serious business during which we choose between heaven and hell. There is nothing more serious than this. Come Lord Jesus!

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/portogallo-portugal-policarpo-fatima-24031/

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html

 

8 comments to The significance of Pope Francis consecrating his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima

  • Dolorosa

    Our Lady of Fatima is a very important apparition and I was happy
    to hear that the Pope wanted to consecrate his pontificate to Her. Did you know that the stigmatist Ruffini told Fr. Paul Kramer that it would be the second pope after JPII who would do the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart as Our Lady of Fatima requested? That is this Pope! Also, an excellent video that you can watch online about the 3rd Secret of Fatima is available here:
    http://www.fatimaondemand.org/en/

    • About Fatima in the Church & the information that you have about this Pope doing the consecration is not at all the real truth ! Look up Fr Fox Apostolate or the Blue Army Apostolate & what they have to say about the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ! It has already been done by John Paul II on March 25 1984 Lucia herself told us all that it was excepted by heaven ! If you are following Fr Gruner at Fatima Center from USA Or Canada you should know that Fr Gruner & his followers are not saying all the truth ( because certain people from his Followers & Fr Gruner himself have been leading too many astray from all the truth about this all the updates on Fatima ! ) Look up Fr Fox & the Blue Army Apostolate ! Get all the truth & stop all the lies about fatima !

  • Jeff Johnson

    Pope Francis is prophetic, but a Marian reading is available. The real truth is that Pope Francis is likely to fulfill the prophecy of Fatima.

    These apparitions occurred on the 13th of each month, from May to October in 1917. There were three secrets (everyone should read about them), and the third was kept a secret in the Vatican for decades. This last secret was a vision shown to the children of a Pope dressed in white ascending a mountain littered with bodies, only to be gunned down before the cross.

    Pope Benedict resigned on Feb. 11th, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Francis becomes pope on the 13th day of March, 2013.

    He wears white only, and this past week on May 13th, his request that his pontificate be devoted to Our Lady of Fatima was fulfilled.

    Some believe Pope John Paul II’s attempted assassination was the secret’s realization, but my Catholic money is on Francis.

    One modern locutionist (see locutions.org) has allegedly been told Pope Francis will by martyred in Jerusalem, and this message came well before Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit Israel early next year.

    I bet before he goes, he finally consecrates Russia to Mary.

  • Petra

    God’s blessing on you all,
    I came across his site on my search for a religious order that married women can join. I am so excited to read about The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima. Is the there a branch in the UK I can contact?

    May Our Lady of Fatima Bless you all.

    Petra

  • I knew it is him because I saw his solemnly face was still humble on March 13, 2013. I knew he will consecrate Russia by NAME to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with bishops of the world on the same day.

    Russia is still spreading her errors throughout the world. People in Russia said Russia will conquer the world.

    Our Lady of Fatima requested us to pray for the Holy Father to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

    “Pray a great deal for the Holy Father” and “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.” – Our Lady of Fatima, 1917.

  • all that our holy lady said through the three children at Fatima would definitely come to fulfillment
    we have to pay attention to the messages of rev father Paul Kramer and his likes
    his messages gives deep insight and calls on all Catholics (true children of God and our Mother Mary)to stand up on their feet against the great confrontation as blesses pope johnpaul 11 calls it.
    pray your rosary every day, pray for the holy father, pray for all the religious and all catholics
    pray also for the conversion of the enemies of the church (Russia and their allies)

  • alice matchem

    Russia has already spread her errors throughout the world. So wouldn’t the Pope consecrating the world cover Russia in this time in history?

  • answer to Maria. Our Lady said That if Russia is consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart there will be peace in the world Pope John Paul 11 consecrated the world. no mention of Russia No {Pope since 1917 has done what our lady has asked. Look around at the wars persecution of Christians……. murder abortion homosexuality divorce. lesbians a way of life theft . need I go on. God Bless Maria

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