Silvio Cardinal Oddi  Mario Luigi Cardinal

Cardinal Oddi tells us that the Third Secret of Fatima “was alerting us against the apostasy in the Church.” Cardinal Ciappi tells us that in the Third Secret “it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top.” In other words, the apostasy will be spread from the Vatican to various parts of the Church (see page 198).

Pope John Paul II tells us that the Fatima Message is a warning against the Catholic Faith being undermined from within the Church and for us to be on our guard against the apostate “stars of Heaven” (Apoc. 12:4) in our time (see pages 198-200). John Paul II is also warning us against the apostasy in the Church today.

The "etc.": A Prediction of Apostasy

Chapter 12

The Third Secret Predicts: The Great
Apostasy in the Church after Vatican II

If, as seems to be the case—and as millions of responsible Catholics believe—there is more to the Third Secret than an obscure vision of the “Bishop dressed in White” with no explanation by Our Lady of Fatima of how it is to be interpreted, then in what would the missing part of the Secret consist? We have already suggested an answer. In this chapter, we develop the answer in some detail.