the Third Secret of Fatima, not yet revealed by the Vatican,
Whatever happened to the letter that floated down from heaven from Mary, that would be revealed in 1960 ?
Here's what Ratzinger actually said:
A careful reading of the text of the so-called third 'secret' of Fatima ... will probably prove disappointing or surprising after all the speculation it has stirred. No great mystery is revealed; nor is the future unveiled.
That does appear to be what many Catholic FReepers allege.
As for the Secret, well I happen to be one of those individuals who thinks we didnt get the whole thing. I told ya! I mean, you have the right to your own opinion, dont you, Father? There, you know, thats my opinion. Because I think its scary. And I dont think the Holy See is going to say something that does not happen, that might happen. And then what does it do if it doesnt happen? I mean the Holy See cannot afford to make prophecies, because. I know, I dont knowmy funeral . . . Its not me, so dont look at me . . . Somethings gonna happen soon. It could be twenty years before it happens. So to God soon could be a thousand years. We dont know that.
The Vatican Secretary of State office was the primary proponent and author of the Vatican party line on Fatima including everything related to the year 2000 release of the Third Secret. Cardinal Ratzinger was writing under the thumb of the Secretary of State in 2000 and I think he regrets what he said then. He has even gone so far as to contradict what he said then in 2000 when he made subsequent comments about Fatima on his flight there in 2010.
I just don't trust the Vatican Secretary of State office. Many of the biggest problems in the Vatican come from that office insinuating itself into every Vatican function and placing itself between the Vatican Curia and the Popes.
Look up the Vatican Moscow Treaty/pact. I think that pact dictates the approach of the Vatican Secretary of State office to this day and contributes to & dictates their position on Fatima.