This is the original 3rd Secret of Fatima, as it appeared in the German newspaper, Neues Europa in 1963. It was presented to Cardinal Ottavani, who had read the original 3rd Secret of Fatima that had been written out by the Fatima seer, Sister Lucia. He attested that the Neues Europa article was fundamentally correct and expressed his wish that it be further published. We are neither promoting nor rejecting this Neues Europa version of the 3rd Secret; but to the best of our knowledge, it does appear to be authentic.
“Do not worry, dear child. It is I, the Mother of God, speaking to you and asking you to proclaim in My name the following message to the whole world. In doing so, you will meet strong opposition. Be firm in your Faith, however, and you will triumph over all opposition. Listen and remember well what I am about to tell you:”
“Men must become converted. They must implore pardon for the sins they have committed and for those they will commit again in the future. You have requested a sign by which all men would understand My utterances given to Humanity through you. This miracle–you have seen it this very moment. It was the great miracle of the sun! All have seen it–believers and unbelievers, peasants and townsmen, scholars and journalists, laymen and priests. And now, proclaim in My name:”
“A great punishment will come over the entire human race, not yet today, nor tomorrow, but in the second half of the 20th Century. What I have already made known at La Salette through the children Melanie and Maximin, I repeat today to you. Humanity has not changed as God expected it to. It has sinned and trampled underfoot the gift it had received. There is no order anywhere. Satan rules even in the highest positions and determines the directions of things. He will succeed in worming his way even into the highest summits of the Church. He will succeed in seducing the minds of great scholars who invent armaments with which half of humanity can be destroyed in seconds. He will have the mighty among the peoples under his sway and will induce them to turn out mass productions of arms. If Humanity does not amend itself, I will be forced to let go the arm of My Son. If the mighty of the earth and of the Church do not oppose this, I, Myself will do it and I will ask God, My Father, to allow to come over men the punishment of His justice. Then it will be that God will punish men more harshly than He did by the Flood, and the mighty and the powerful shall perish along with the humble and the weak.”
“But this will also be a time of great trials for the Church. Cardinals will be against Cardinals. Bishops will oppose Bishops. Satan will walk in their ranks. In Rome, there will be great changes. What is rotten will fall and what will fall will never rise again. Darkness will envelope the Church and the world will be thrown into a panic.”
“The great, great war will come in the second half of the 20th Century. Fire and smoke will come down from the sky and the waters of oceans will turn into vapor; their form will explode towards the sky and everything that stands will collapse. Millions and more millions of men will perish from hour to hour and those who survive will envy those who have perished. Around and everywhere, there will be anguish, misery all over the earth and ruins in every country. Look, time is getting shorter and shorter, the chasm is getting wider and there is no way out; the just will perish with the evil ones, the mighty with the humble, the princes of the Church with the faithful, the sovereigns of the world with their people; everywhere death will rule in triumph, through the fault of mad men and the partisans of Satan, who then shall alone rule the world.”
“It will be a time no king nor emperor nor Cardinal nor Bishop will expect, but which, nevertheless, will come to punish and avenge, according to the design of My Father. Later, however, when those who survive this are still alive, God and His Glory will again be proclaimed; God will again be served as in the old days when the world was not so corrupt. I call upon all the true disciples of My Son, Jesus Christ, all the true Christians and the apostles of the latter days! The time of times shall come and the end of ends, if Humanity is not converted and if this conversion does not come from the top, from those who lead the world and the Church. But woe, woe to Humanity if it is not converted; if this conversion is not forthcoming and if everything remains as it is now or gets worse. Go, My child, and proclaim it. For I will always be at your side and I will assist you.”