Ten Frequently Asked Questions About Fatima
1. What is the message of Fatima?
The Message of Fatima consists of a number of precise predictions,requests, warnings and promises concerning the Faith and the world whichwere conveyed by the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children--Lucia,Jacinta and Francisco--in a series of apparitions at Fatima, Portugal from Mayto October 1917.
2. Why should I believe the Message of Fatima?
You should believe the Message of Fatima because:(1) It was confirmed by an unprecedented public miracle, the Miracle of the Sun, which occurred at precisely the moment Lucia said it would. Morethan 70,000 people, including Masons, communists and atheists, saw thesun, contrary to all cosmic laws, twirl in the sky, throw off colors anddescend to earth. The event was reported in newspapers around the world,including the New York Times.(2) All of the Popes since the Fatima Miracle have recognized that theMessage is authentic. Several Popes have gone to Fatima in person,including Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. John Paul II said at Fatima in1982 that "the Message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church."(3) Many other miracles have been performed by God authenticatingthe Fatima Message as coming from Him, not only at the time of the Miracleof the Sun, October 13, 1917, but down the years to the present day,miracles of conversions and cures which science cannot explain by naturalmeans.(4) The Message of Fatima accurately predicted world events, whichproves that it is a true prophecy.
3. What did the Message of Fatima predict?
The Message of Fatima accurately predicted in 1917 all of the following
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