ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Vatican suppressed the full contents of the Third Secret of Our Lady given to the three children at Fatima, the Catholic Church's most prominent whistleblower has revealed.
In an bombshell interview, Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò suggests that the Third Secret involved Our Lady's warning of a grave apostasy from the Catholic faith, with the Church's hierarchy accepting secular and modernist thought in the latter part of the 20th century.
"Until a few decades ago it would have seemed incredible that we would reach the point that even Our Lady could be silenced, but in recent years we have also witnessed attempts to censor the Gospel itself, which is the word of her divine Son," the former papal nuncio to the United States told Portuguese Catholic media Dies Irae Tuesday.
Viganò, who has accused "the very top of the Church's hierarchy" of covering up systematic homosexual predation, alleged that the Vatican began "a cover-up operation" to bury the Third Secret when Pope John XXIII declared on Feb. 8, 1960, that the Church "does not wish to take on the responsibility of guaranteeing the truthfulness of the words that the three shepherd children said the Virgin Mary spoke to them."
The secret was consigned to oblivion "because the content of the message would have revealed the terrible conspiracy against the Church of Christ by its enemies," disclosed the prelate, who has been in hiding since releasing an 11-page testimony in August 2018.
This conspiracy was aimed at creating an apostate "modernist and Masonic ... neo-Church" whose purpose was not to save souls "but to constitute itself as the spiritual arm of the New World Order and an advocate of universal religion."
According to Viganò, the Fatima cover-up operation continued in 2000 during John Paul II's pontificate, when Cdl. Angelo Sodano "presented as the Third Secret a version of his own that in several elements appeared clearly incomplete."
Further, Viganò revealed, secretary of state Cdl. Tarcisio Bertone interpreted the Virgin's words as a prophecy of the assassination attempt on John Paul II in order to lead people to believe that the 1917 message of Fatima "had nothing to do with the crisis of the Church [in the decades after 1960] and the marriage of modernists and Freemasonry that was contracted behind the scenes at the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965)."
In his interview, translated into English by Christopher Hart-Moynihan and posted in The Moynihan Letters, the whistleblower questioned why Our Lady's appeal for the Pope and all the bishops to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart went unheeded. Popes over subsequent decades have consecrated the world — but not specifically Russia — to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
"Was it so costly to do that?" he asks, lamenting that Pope John XXIII "preferred to walk the path of détente with the Soviet regime" not "understanding that without God no peace is possible."
"Today, with a president of the Russian Confederation who is certainly a Christian, the Virgin's request could be granted, averting further misfortunes for the Church and the world," he urged.
Describing the new church as "a deformed and monstrous creature that does not come from God," Viganò explained that "the [Second Vatican] Council's revolution first had to demolish the Church's heritage."
The "revolution" would seek to annul the priesthood or make it "ineffective by extending it to women, who cannot be ordained" as "happened in the Protestant and Anglican sects" which has resulted in having "lesbian female bishops in the so-called Church of England," lamented the bishop, who is now on the Vatican's most-wanted list.
Vatican II, he observed, also diluted the ontological nature of the priesthood by insinuating "a certain equivalence between the ministerial priesthood deriving from Holy Orders and the common priesthood of the faithful deriving from baptism."
Responding to a question on Pope Francis' new commission to study the possibility of a female diaconate, Abp. Viganò compared the pontiff's "fiddling with the Catechism to declare the death penalty 'not in conformity with the gospel' — something unheard of and heretical" with the attempt "to create ex novo some form of female diaconate, evidently preparatory to a future introduction of the female priesthood."
"Ecclesiastical celibacy is also the object of the same attack, because it is distinctive of the Catholic Church," he added, noting that "the ecumenical 'pretext' — that is, drawing closer to dissident communities by acquiring even their most recent errors — is based on Satan's hatred for the priesthood and would inevitably lead the Church of Christ to ruin."
"Bergoglio has adopted the so-called situation theology, whose theological pillars are accidental facts or subjects: the world, nature, the female figure, young people," Viganò elaborated. Rather than having "God's immutable and eternal truth as its founding center," this theology "starts from the observation of whatever is the current pressing need of these phenomena in order to give answers that are consistent with the expectations of the contemporary world."
Asked what faithful Catholics who felt abandoned by their shepherds were to do, the archbishop said: "We feel isolated, of course: but didn't the Apostles and all Christians feel this way as well? Did not Our Lord even feel abandoned in Gethsemane?"
"These are the times of trial, perhaps of the final trial. We must drink the bitter cup, and even if it is human to implore the Lord to let it pass from us, we must repeat confidently: 'Not my will, but Yours," remembering His comforting words: "In the world you will have tribulations, but have courage, for I have conquered the world!'"