Editor’s note: the following is from Paul Stark, Director of the forthcoming film, The Vatican Deception.
There’s a new feature documentary film coming to theaters on January 18, 2018 called The Vatican Deception. It’s a powerful investigation into the past century through the lens of the Fatima prophecies, and it offers insights into the current crisis in the Vatican, how the crisis is linked to key global events, and why there’s a battle in the Vatican to conceal the prophecies. Those who know the story will see many familiar themes compiled in a comprehensive documentary designed to captivate the experts as much as those who know little or nothing about it. The film also reveals to anyone trying to make sense of these turbulent times that if you look back on all the natural disasters, terrorism, mass shootings, fraud, violence, greed, and “wars and rumours of wars” (Matt. 24:6) in the context of these prophecies, you get a sobering perspective on why the world appears to be spinning out of control.
What’s astonishing these days is how many people have never heard of the prophecies about the three secrets of Fatima. It’s astonishing because back in the 1950s, everyone knew about them. They were popularized in the media when Warner Bros released a Hollywood feature about them, and the Fatima film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1953. The world knew about the first two secrets of Fatima that were published during World War II, and the world awaited the revelation of the mysterious Third Secret in 1960. But the moment Pope John XXIII came into power in 1958, there was silence. The prophecies and the missing text fell into obscurity, and today, most of the world knows nothing about them. The world’s most remarkable mystery disappeared…but not entirely.
There are those adherents to the Roman Mass who preserve the memory of these prophecies with special respect. On this conflict – between those who preserve the secrets of Fatima and those who suppress them – rests the fate of humanity, according to the prophecies of Fatima, because its outcome will determine whether the world will suffer unimaginable calamities or enjoy a remarkable period of peace. It is therefore reasonable to ask: if such prophecies have a flawless track record about earlier predictions, and if they predict future global devastation, and if they have given us a message about how to protect ourselves in these times, is it not paramount that we all should know about them, whether or not we choose to accept them? The Vatican Deception provides sufficient testimonies for its audience to answer this question for themselves, beginning with an illustration of the historical context for these prophecies, then leading us into a comprehensive investigation that reveals why these prophecies are so relevant today.
The documentary’s production spans over seven years and two very different popes, and it features more than four years of research. The heartbeat of the documentary is one individual and his battle with the Vatican. It tells the story of his mission to promote the prophecies of Fatima and the incredible efforts to sabotage his work. Through the struggle of one man, we come to understand that something monumental is taking place – something that might best have been summarized by Pope Benedict XVI, who read the Third Secret of Fatima. As Cardinal Ratzinger, he gave us a chilling glimpse into the hidden message of Fatima when he did an interview with Jesus Magazine, published on November 11, 1984. In this interview, he was asked the following question:
“Cardinal Ratzinger, have you read what is called the Third Secret of Fatima [i.e., the one that Sister Lucia had sent to Pope John XXIII and which the latter did not wish to make known and consigned to the Vatican archives]?”
In reply, Cardinal Ratzinger said: “Yes, I have read it.”
The response was so frank that it provoked a further question: “Why has it not been revealed?”
To this, Ratzinger replied: “Because, according to the judgement of the popes, it adds nothing to what a Christian must know concerning what derives from Revelation – i.e., a radical call for conversion; the absolute importance of history; the dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian, and therefore of the world. And then the importance of the ‘Novissimi’ (the last events at the end of time). If it is not made public – at least for the time being – it is in order to prevent religious prophecy from being mistaken for a quest for the sensational. But the things contained in this ‘Third Secret’ correspond to what has been announced in Scripture and has been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions, first of all that of Fatima.”
What Cardinal Ratzinger said here is no insignificant thing! How did such an explosive statement become so forgotten?
The Vatican Deception provides a comprehensive examination into the details, and what it unveils is arguably the most important story of our times. And despite its ominous themes, it provides a message of hope. Ultimately, in the story of Fatima, there is a remarkable answer that mitigates the horrific devastation it predicts.
The film’s movie trailer and details can be seen at www.TheVaticanDeception.com.