July 18, 2006
I do not write the Third Secret of Fatima centers on and on only one Pope. Nor is this book just for old people. This book is for the young and all those who would like to know the history of the Catholic Church, with its ups and downs. For the Joe Cools of the world and for those with hotter temperaments. For the tall and the short, for the smarty pants who think they know it all who walk around telling everybody everything, to those on a wheel chair, intellectually thinking why are people going around so half-cocked and crazy-like? It takes patience to unveil the layers of tissue that veil history. We may ask ourselves, “Why is it important, and should it be?”
The dynamics of change and their plans flowered in the mind of Pope John XXIII, who prescribed mid-century a belief that for success of his Vatican II Council, all things Fatima and protocols of an anti-Communist nature were to be eliminated. And, despite a cry that came from Heaven, a lonesome wail that never became public in general, the change was indeed executed by minds and pens within the Vatican of those encharged with implementing all manner of instructions and dreams.
A secretive dealing inside the story of Fatima, in particular the Third Secret, invites the bringing-up of Capovilla’s own words, “Precisely so.” He lived last century as Pope John’s personal secretary, was involved in every day-to-day dealings of said Pope, and some 46 years later, attracted by the honesty of a researcher named Paolini, sent him a box of information which included items that pertained to the Pope that followed John XXIII. Whether he had meant to include some “special confidential note” or it was sent by mistake is academic. This document was a record that stated Pope Paul VI had read the Third Secret in 1963, not 1965 as the Vatican of 2000 had announced when they revealed information regarding the Third Secret to the world. All this prompted our researcher Paolini to make a call to Capovilla at 7:45 p.m. on July 18, 2006. Capovilla at first tried to down play it all as a lapse in memory and what he meant to say. However, Paolini told him it is not a matter of memory for one of the documents point blank stated the year 1963, not ’65 and it had an official Vatican stamp.
To this, Capovilla actually replied, “But, I am right, because perhaps the Bertone envelope is not the same as the Capovilla envelope,” and was hoping the matter would then be dropped.
Paolini did not remain silent, but asked, “Therefore, both dates are true? because there are two texts of the secret?” The former secretary did not reply right away. He thought a moment, then said, “Por l’appunto.” Translated in English: Exactly so or precisely so. The document Capovilla related was the envelope that contained a Third Secret and the reference to this document which was kept in a desk in the papal apartment. This, by ardent research, means inside the desk drawer of the writing desk in the papal bedchamber, which is no where near the Archive of the Holy Office which everybody knew held the so-called Third Secret. The custodian of papers held in the papal apartment was Capovilla, who was John’s secretary. Custody of items found in the Archive of the Holy Office was Cardinal Ottaviani at the time. Further research can be found in these two wonderful books, On the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima (2nd edition 2019) by Kevin Seymonds pages 312-317, and The Secret Still Hidden by Christopher A Ferrara, Chapters 6 and 7, pages 83-93.
One thing is certain. The acts of material things that went on in the middle of the last century is awesome to the point it silenced the Blessed Mother’s wishes. We may ask ourselves, “Why do pre-1960 documents abound on a 1960 date?”
Fatima is tied-in to 1960. And, Vatican II beginnings commenced mid-century, announced on January 25, 1959 followed by the initiation of the antipreparatory stage of May (see Keypoint 47) and the preparatory phase in 1960 (Keypoint 48), then hitting stride for the next four to nine years.
Amazing Notes in history.pdf