Sister Lucia dos Santos, the Fatima visionary who died in 2005, said Our Lady of Fatima’s prophecy for Russia had been fulfilled, according to the Archbishop of Minsk.
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who served as archbishop of Moscow from 1991 to 2007, met Sister Lucia three times. At the first meeting, in 1991, he told Sister Lucia that he was the Catholic archbishop in Moscow: “She asked several times, ‘Is it true?’
“‘So,’ she said, ‘it means the prophecy of Fatima is fulfilled’”.
Part of the Fatima message – contained in a series of visions to Sister Lucia and her cousins – spoke of the rise of communism, but also spoke of the ultimate triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially in Russia if the country was consecrated to her Immaculate Heart.
Although some have debated whether the consecrations were carried out properly, Popes Pius XII, Paul VI and John Paul II each entrusted the world, and Russia in particular, to Mary.
Archbishop Kondrusiewicz said Sister Lucia assured him that it was done correctly.
How to continue reading…
This article appears in the Catholic Herald magazine - to read it in full subscribe to our digital edition from just 30p a week
The Catholic Herald is your essential weekly guide to the Catholic world; latest news, incisive opinion, expert analysis and spiritual reflection