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from the oh-mary-don't-ask! dept.
The Beast Bay reads the official Vatican report so you don't have to.
On May 13 of this year, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, on behalf of the Vatican, made a carefully edited announcement regarding the contents of the "third secret of Fatima." This was the portion of the message (purportedly delivered by the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal in 1917) that had until then been concealed from the public. The official interpretation of the passage was that it foretold the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981. This partial disclosure only served to enflame the public's imagination further, and so the full text of the prophecy was released on June 26:
This text was published with over 30 pages of interpretive material, including a "Theological Commentary" by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (the modern name of the Inquisition), which states roughly, "Nothing to see here, folks! Return to your homes! Move along, move along..."
Yet from the Thelemic point of view, it is intriguing. The Angel with the flaming sword of penance would seem to embody the oppressive forces of the Old Aeon. He is foiled by Our Lady (who was the Goddess before Christianity, and still remains so), and as a result, the forces of patriarchy are slain, making way for the liberation of humanity.
No wonder they kept it hidden away, and are trying to sweep it under the table now.
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