Third Secret of Fatima Controversy

Fr. Döllinger Testimony?

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—Ratzinger Denies

 

[UPDATE 21-MAY-2016 23:41 UTC: Fr. Dollinger stands by his account, One Peter Five reports]

Although he first revealed this well over a decade ago, Fr. Ingo Dollinger’s recent re-affirmation — and its subsequent publication on the internet — that “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger (later “Pope” Benedict XVI) had told him personally in 2000 that there was still a part of the Third Secret of Fatima that had not yet been disclosed, a part that speaks of a “bad council and a bad Mass”, has made waves so large that they have reached all the way into Vatican City.

Fr. Dollinger’s recent confirmation of his original testimony was first published on the One Peter Five blog, to which we provided some coverage and extensive commentary here:

The Dollinger testimony was shared on many blogs and social media. As a result, on May 21, 2016, the Vatican press office issued the following statement:

Several articles have appeared recently, including declarations attributed to Professor Ingo Dollinger according to which Cardinal Ratzinger, after the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima (which took place in June 2000), had confided to him that the publication was not complete.

In this regard, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI declares “never to have spoken with Professor Dollinger about Fatima”, clearly affirming that the remarks attributed to Professor Dollinger on the matter “are pure inventions, absolutely untrue”, and he confirms decisively that “the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima is complete”.

(“Communiqué: on various articles regarding the ‘Third Secret of Fatima’”vatican.va, May 21, 2016)

It doesn’t take an advanced degree in minor logic to figure out that someone is lying here: either Fr. Dollinger, Benedict XVI, or the Vatican press office.

And it probably isn’t Fr. Dollinger.

[UPDATE 21-MAY-2016 23:41 UTC: Fr. Dollinger stands by his account, One Peter Five reports]