The details of the most sensational prediction about the fate of Russia, given by the Mother of God in the Portuguese town of Fatima, will be hidden from humanity for another six years. The Vatican banned access to the diary of nun Lucia, who witnessed this miracle as a child, until at least 2014
The secret archives relating to the reign of Pope Pius XII, which also contain the message of Fatima, will remain on the dusty shelves of the Vatican's office. This is the decision of the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI.
“The work of cataloging and reviewing 16 million documents takes time, and we simply do not have enough specially trained people for this,” said Father Frederico Lombardi, spokesman for the Vatican. “Therefore, the opening of archives dating back to 1939 to 1958 is impossible.
It is known that some parts of the records left to the world by nun Lucia, the only witness of the prophetic apparitions of the Virgin to three children in Fatima, Portugal, who survived to adulthood, are still classified. In 1917, Lucia and two other children, her shepherd friends, saw the Virgin Mary every month on a certain day.
The guys first struck their parents, then their village, and later the whole world with prophetic stories. From the lips of the Mother of God, they learned about the coming changes. So, for example, through her young messengers, the Mother of God announced that there would be a revolution in Russia, that a state would arise that would destroy the church, that the second world war would begin.
Lucia grew up to become a nun and donated her notes to the Vatican archives. Fatima's prophecies came true with stunning accuracy. A revolution broke out, the Soviet Union arose, destroying churches and priests, and a new world war began.
The Vatican decided to publish the main details of the predictions 15 years ago. In 2006, during the reign of Pope John Paul II, a revised edition was published. Several chapters appeared in it, devoted to predictions about the universal significance of Russia. They say that Russia will be saved by turning to God, and that through the transformed Russia - the power of peace and heavenly love, confirmed by the power of the Life-giving Cross, which shone from the Solovetsky Mountain, a great victory over the Babylonian harlot and the red dragon, described in Apocalypse.
But several chapters of Lucia's diaries about the prophecies of the Virgin remained closed. They say that they contain legends about the future of Russia, prophecies about an attempt on the life of the Pope, about a financial crisis that will turn the world back to God. But when the new Pope Benedict XVI will allow the archives to be opened is still unknown.
One of the reasons why the head of the Vatican is in no hurry to declassify the caches is that they contain many documents concerning the behavior of Catholic priests during the Nazi era. Some Western publications accused Joseph Ratzinger himself, Pope Benedict XVI, of sympathizing with the fascist regime - there is a photograph in which he, still a teenager, dressed in the military uniform of Nazi Germany.