Fatima is undoubtedly the most prophetic of modern apparitions.
She repeated her conviction that the vision of Fatima concerns above all the struggle of atheistic Communism against the Church and against Christians, and describes the terrible sufferings of the victims of the faith in the twentieth century.
It is clear that in the visions of Lourdes, Fatima and other places it is not a question of normal exterior perception of the senses: the images and forms which are seen are not located spatially, as is the case for example with a tree or a house.
The great fame of Fatima, with more than two million pilgrims arriving a year, is not, however, due to the dogma and support of the dictatorial church by rather due to the place that Fatima holds in the hearts and minds of the common people of Portugal, Spain, France and other countries.
At Fatima, Mary is not generally approached as the idealized chaste Virgin but rather as a down to earth mother figure that understands, deeply loves, and offers assistance with the concerns of women and children.
of 2000, the Pope again visited Fatima and this time revealed that part of the so-called "third secret of Fatima" was that Mary had prophesized the1981 assassination attempt and revealed this in her apparition to Lucia in 1917.
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