Sunday, March 25, 1984, 4:00 p.m.: Pope John Paul II venerates the Pilgrim Virgin Statue inside St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. His Holiness admitted at that time that Our Lady of Fatima was still awaiting the Consecration of Russia by the Pope in union with all the Catholic bishops. See L’Osservatore Romano article photographically reproduced on page XVI in the photo section for more details.

            The Need for the
      Consecration of Russia

Chapter 19

Petition to the Supreme Pontiff

To His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (and, if necessary, his successor):

We, being faithful members of the Holy Catholic Church, are compelled in conscience to submit this Petition to Your Holiness, who is the final judge of matters in controversy in the Church.

This Petition is an extraordinary action by Catholics who have no representative to intercede for them before Your Holiness in the midst of the unprecedented crisis of faith and discipline that has followed the Second Vatican Council.