“Metropolitan” Hilarion Alfeyev dedicating Russia to the Immaculate Heart at Fatima???
“Metropolitan” Hilarion Alfeyev, on September 24, 2018, visited the shrine of Fatima in Portugal. Hilarion was welcomed by Cardinal António Marto, Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, who thanked the Metropolitan for the “testimony that the Russian Orthodox Church has given to foster good relations between the two Churches”.
The so-called miracles or apparitions of Fatima have a certain and heavy connection with Russia. The “apparitions” take place from May – October 1917, beginning just a couple of months after the first so-called “Democratic” Revolution in Russia. Even though the revolution had just taken place, Russia was still a country with strong pious roots and Orthodox. On July 13, 1919, the “Lady” promises to come and ask the consecration of Russia to “Her Immaculate Heart”. On June 13, 1929, she “fulfills her promise, asking “for the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, promising its conversion through this means and the hindering of the propagation of its errors.”
One can only wonder how and why Hilarion Alfeyev decided to visit Fatima with such a strange historical connection to the “conversion of Russia”.
In December 1940, still at the beginning of WW II, Sr. Lucia writes a letter to Pius XII, saying that Our Lord Himself requests the Pope to “consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with a special mention for Russia, and order that all the Bishops of the world do the same in union with Your Holiness.” Being politically correct, these “divine messages” about Russia appear at strategically correct times and the Papist “Church” is always careful about directly “consecrating” Russia.
“Sr.” Lucia wrote,
“Our Lady said: ‘The moment has come in which God asks of the Holy Father to make and to order that in union with him and at the same time, all the bishops of the world make the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart.”
In a separate letter to Fr. Pierre Caillon (the head of the Blue Army in France), Sr. Lucy explained in more detail the necessity and manner of the participation of the world’s bishops:
So that the bishops of the world be united to the Pope in this Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Pope must either convoke all the bishops to Rome, or to another place – to Tuy, for example – or else order the bishops of the entire world to organize, each in his own cathedral , a solemn and public ceremony of Reparation and of Consecration of Russia to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Latin internet sites brag that after a 1984 consecration by Pope John Paul II of all the world to the Immaculate Heart:
“What happened soon after in the Soviet Union can only be seen as the hand of Our Lady.
On May 13, 1984 (feast of Our Lady of Fatima) an explosion destroys 80 percent of the Soviet Union’s main munitions storage depot for its largest fleet; two-thirds of its missiles are destroyed
On Dec. 13, 1984, an explosion in Siberia destroys the Soviet Union’s largest ammunition base
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident occurs and we now know it staved off a planned nuclear strike on Europe in retaliation for the arrival of U.S. Pershing II nuclear missiles in Europe.
May 12, 1988, an explosion wrecks the Soviet factory that made rocket motors for its deadly long-range missiles.”