Thirty-Three Facts Proving the Existence of a Second Text
the Third Secret of Fatima, containing the words of the Virgin
already published vision of the "Bishop dressed in white."
1. Sister Lucia revealed that a text of the Secret is in the form of a
letter to the Bishop of Leiria, but the text of the vision is not a
2. Those who have read the Secret have revealed that it speaks of a
coming state of apostasy in the Church, but the text of the vision says
nothing of this.
3. Our Lady clearly had more to say following Her momentous
declaration: "In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be
preserved etc," which
begins another, and thus the third, part of the Great Secret, but the
text of the vision contains not a word from Her.
4. Our Lady explains everything in the patently obvious vision of Hell
contained in the first part of the Great Secret, yet we are asked to
there is absolutely no explanation from Her concerning the text of the
the third part—i.e., the Third Secret. We are asked to believe this
various commentators have demonstrated that this explanation must exist
their own "interpretations" are in conflict with each other and Our
could not possibly have meant the Church to be endlessly divided by
over what the vision means.
5. Father Schweigl, sent by Pius XII to interrogate Sister Lucia,
revealed that the Third Secret has two parts: one concerning the Pope,
and the other
"logically—although I must say nothing—would have to be the
continuation of the
words ‘In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved
the text of the vision does not contain that logical continuation of
the Virgin’s words.
6. The Vatican-initiated press release from 1960, announcing
suppression of the Third Secret, describes the suppressed text as "the
letter" that "will
never be opened," containing "the words which Our Lady confided as a
the three little shepherds…", but the text of the vision is not a
contains no wordsconfided by the Virgin as a secret.
7. Cardinal Ottaviani, who read and had custody of the Secret after
Pius XII ordered its transmission to the Vatican in 1957, revealed that
it involved a
"sheet of paper" bearing 25 lines of text recording "what Our Lady told
[Lucia] to tell the Holy Father…", but the text of the vision spans 62
lines, and in it
the Virgin does not tell Sister Lucia anything at all.
8. Cardinal Bertone has admitted that Ottaviani stated "categorically a
text of 25 lines," and he was unable to refute that testimony, offering
patently untenable "attempt" to explain that "maybe [!]" Ottaviani was
9. A text of the Third Secret was kept in the papal apartment during
the pontificates of Pius XII, John XXIII and Paul VI, and at least at
the beginning of
the pontificate of John Paul II, even though Bertone’s "official
speaks only of a text in the Holy Office archives.
10. John XXIII read a text of the Secret that was so difficult it
required an Italian translation of the Portuguese, but also read
another text, the
following year, that he could understand perfectly without a
11. The text of the vision contains no particularly difficult
12. There are two different Italian translations of the Secret: the one
prepared for John XXIII, and the one prepared in 1967, neither of which
we have been
allowed to see.
13. Three different Popes (John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II) read
texts of the Third Secret in two different years of their respective
but all three of these second readings are mysteriously omitted from
14. When pressed to explain what text of the Third Secret John Paul II
reportedly read in 1978, given that Bertone claims John Paul did not
read the Secret
until 1981, Bertone was evasive and finally said merely that "in my
Paul did not read a text in 1978, when it would have been a simple
establish his "opinion" as fact by simply consulting innumerable
sources at his
disposal, including the Pope himself—an omission clearly suggesting
knew the report was true and that his "opinion" was false.
15. Archbishop Capovilla, personal secretary to John XXIII, confirmed
that the text of the Secret kept in the papal apartment was contained
"Capovilla envelope" on which he wrote his name, the names of all who
had read its contents, and the judgment of John XXIII that he would
"leave it to
others to comment or decide" what to do about the text.
16. On June 27, 1963, two years before the "official account" claims he
read the Third Secret, Pope Paul VI opened the Capovilla envelope,
retrieved from John XXIII’s Barbarigo desk, read its contents, inquired
Capovilla about the notations on the outside, resealed the envelope,
and said nothing
further about it to Capovilla.
17. When asked by Solideo Paolini in 2006 whether there are two
different envelopes and two different texts of the Third Secret—the
"Bertone envelope" and
the "Capovilla envelope"—Capovilla admitted to Paolini: "Exactly so!"
18. Capovilla has never retracted his statement to Paolini, even though
he has had every opportunity to do so.
19. Bertone has not even asked Capovilla to deny what he said to
Paolini, but rather has conspicuously avoided even mentioning Paolini.
20. Bertone has failed and refused to produce the reopened and resealed
Capovilla envelope, even though he has finally admitted that it exists.
21. Yet Bertone, under mounting public pressure, revealed on the
television show Porta a Porta that there are actually two identical
sealed envelopes of
Lucia’s, bearing the "express order of Our Lady" that the contents were
be revealed until 1960, even though he had been representing for seven
there is only one envelope, while falsely claiming that Lucia
"confessed" she had
never received any order from the Virgin linking the Secret to 1960 and
forbidding its disclosure until then.
22. Bertone also revealed on Porta a Porta a third envelope of Lucia’s,
unsealed and addressed to Bishop da Silva, which, together with the
envelope, would make a total of four envelopes we are supposed to
all created for only one text of the Secret.
23. Yet, when he held up Bishop da Silva’s outer envelope to a bright
light in 1957, auxiliary Bishop Venâncio saw only one envelope
inside, and took
exact measurements of both the envelope and the single sheet of paper
it, which contained 20-25 lines of text, as Cardinal Ottaviani
24. The measurements of the envelope and the sheet of paper taken by
Bishop Venâncio are entirely different from the measurements of
envelope and the sheet of paper revealed by Bertone on Porta a Porta.
25. Bertone himself revealed, only weeks before his appearance on Porta
a Porta, in his book Last Visionary of Fatima, that in April 2000
"authenticated" sheets (fogli) of paper pertaining to the Secret, even
though on Porta
a Porta Bertone revealed only one sheet, that containing the text of
26. In Last Visionary Bertone also revealed that there was also an
outer envelope, not Lucia’s, bearing the note "Third Part of the
Secret," but this envelope
has never been shown to the public.
27. Confronted with mounting evidence of a cover-up, Bertone adopted
the line of referring repeatedly to an "authentic" text of the Secret,
"authentic" envelope, and the "only folio that exists in the Holy
Office archives," when he
knows full well that the issue is the text and envelope in the papal
thus suggesting (as Socci notes) that he deems that second text of the
28. Called as a witness by Bertone, Bishop Seraphim of Fatima, who
purportedly witnessed Lucia’s authentication of the text of the vision
2000, employed the even more nuanced declaration that "the Secret of
Fatima has been
revealed in an authentic and integral way," declining to affirm simply
Third Secret of Fatima had been revealed entirely and that nothing had
29. In an audiotape of a subsequent meeting with Solideo Paolini,
Archbishop Capovilla further revealed that there is an "attachment" to
the text of
the vision, which has never been produced.
30. Bertone has never denied the existence of this "attachment," even
though the prominent Italian newspaper Il Giornale publicized its
declared that it "would confirm the thesis of the existence of a second
sheet with the interpretation of the Secret."
31. Bertone has failed and refused to ask Sister Lucia or Archbishop
Capovilla a single question that would penetrate to the heart of any of
matters, which he knows to be in controversy, and in particular has
avoided like the
plague any questions about the "etc," the text in the papal apartment,
testimony of Solideo Paolini concerning the admissions by Archbishop
never-produced Capovilla envelope, and the mysterious sudden appearance
envelopes never mentioned before.
32. To this day, the Vatican has issued no official denial of the
devastating allegations in Socci’s book, even though Socci literally
accuses Bertone of
covering up the very words of the Mother of God.
33. On the contrary, Pope Benedict XVI sent Socci a note "concerning my
book, thanking me for ‘the sentiments which have suggested it,’"
slightest indication that the book is in error.