European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
The latest newsletter from the Fatima Center has the following:
Strasbourg, October 24, 2012 — On October 23, 2012 Father Nicholas Gruner of the Fatima Center in Canada and Catholic attorney and author Christopher A. Ferrara of the United States appeared at the headquarters of the EU in Strasbourg, France to speak in support of a motion for a declaration by the EU Parliament calling upon Pope Benedict XVI to carry out the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The motion is being sponsored by two members of the Parliament of the European Union, the Honorable Mario Borghezio and the Honorable Lorenzo Fontana, who invited Father Gruner and Mr. Ferrara to speak in its support at the time of its official introduction.
The motion refers to the threat of “great danger at the present time to world peace and the serenity of all European peoples” and notes that “the Blessed Virgin Mary has promised a long period of prosperity and peace, if and only if, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia in a solemn and public manner, as precisely specified by Her in the Message of Fatima.”
The motion provides for a declaration by the EU Parliament formally requesting that “His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI… fulfill the will of the Queen of Heaven” by performing the Consecration in order to address European and world problems.
The above plea was made the day after Vatican News reported about the EU flag having Marian connections (see Vatican News: EU Flag is Marian). Those who do not believe that certain professed Catholics have a plan for Mary and the EU are in error. And this plan seems to be consistent with certain aspects of Bible prophecy (cf. Isaiah 10; Revelation 17 & 18; 2 Thessalonians 2).
Of course, it is Jesus, not Mary that the Europeans and everyone else needs, though the Pope of Rome seemed to suggest the opposite a few days ago (see Pope Says Turn to Mary–What About Jesus?).
While the Vatican does not currently agree with what the Fatimists want (and they tend to insult the Vatican and even their pope because of it, see Fatimists Take Shots Against Their Pontiff), the reality is that certain Catholics believe that world peace would be attained, not by the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His kingdom, but by prayers made to Mary for her intercession.
Notice what was supposed to have happened (presumably by now) if that consecration to Russia had not been done:
Notice the following from a July 15, 1946 interview that Catholic historian William Thomas Walsh held with Lúcia:
She…said more than once, and with deliberate emphasis: ‘What Our Lady wants is that the Pope and all the bishops in the world shall consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart on one special day. If this is done, she will convert Russia and there will be peace. If it is not done, the errors of Russia will spread through every country in the world.’
“Does this mean, in your opinion, that every country, without exception, will be overcome by Communism?”
…May 2011, Bishop Fortunatus Lukanima claimed:
If Russia is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and is converted, then a lot of things will, indeed, improve and there will be peace.
Some Fatimists, like Priest Nicholas Gruner, claim that if the consecration is ever done properly it would involve 5,000 bishops who would do a “prayer that would last anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes and that is all that would be required to achieve this goal of peace, harmony, prosperity, and goodwill. It would make everyone’s eternal salvation easier to achieve…”129 Yet, that position is not biblical as it is the return of Jesus, and not the consecration of Russia, which the Bible teaches would lead to that type of world (cf. Revelation 20:1-6; 22:3-5). (Thiel B. Fatima Shock! What the Vatican Does Not Want You to Know About Fatima, Dogmas of Mary, and Future Apparitions, 2nd edition. 2012, pp. 49-50)
The fact is the entire world did not get overcome by Communism, yet various Fatimists still hold to the belief that the consecration of Russia to Mary is what the world need. And there seem to be millions that agree to that to some degree.
Jesus, and not Mary, is who will bring about world peace. But if apparitions some claim to Mary become public, this may deceive almost everybody (cf. Matthew 24:24).
The fact that the Fatimists and others have already been working to get the EU to accept more and more about their view of “Mary” suggests that Marian heresies will likely influence Europe in the future, and perhaps the entire world. People with interest in Bible prophecy should pay attention to that and its ramifications.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
Mary, the Mother of Jesus and the Apparitions Do you know much about Mary? Are the apparitions real? What happened at Fatima? What might they mean for the rise of the ecumenical religion of Antichrist? Are Protestants moving towards Mary? How do the Orthodox view Mary? How might Mary view her adorers?
Origin of the Marian Dogmas: Where Do Catholic Scholars Say The Four Dogmas of Mary Came From?
Fatima Shock! YouTube Dr. Thiel highlights a few points of why no one would support Fatima, etc. as discussed in the documented book Fatima Shock!
Fatima Shock! What the Vatican Does Not Want You to Know About Fatima, Dogmas of Mary, and Future Apparitions. Whether or not you believe anything happened at Fatima, if you live long enough, you will be affected by its ramifications (cf. Isaiah 47; Revelation 17). Fatima Shock! is a highly documented book by Bob Thiel for those interested in the real truth about Fatima and how future apparitions may affect the future. In addition to the print version, there is a Kindle version of Fatima Shock! which you can acquire in seconds.