There has been a great deal of controversy about the so-called "Third Secret of Fatima". It is proposed by some that there is a second part to the secret which the Vatican has not revealed. In Italy this controversy is heating up. Books have been published about this, on both sides. I have read a few of them. One of the books was co-authored by none other than H.E. Tarcisio Card. Bertone.
Tonight on a TV show "Porta a Porta" on the Italian network RAIUNO Card. Bertone appeared through a live hook-up from the Apostolic Palace in order to "resolve" the controversy.
I watched it.
Card. Bertone did something extraordinary. He displayed on the air the envelopes in which the Third Secret was contained. After opening them one by one, with many closeups of the camera, Card. Bertone then took out of the last small envelope Lucia’s written sheet with the text of the Third Secret. Bertone explained that that is all there was. Perhaps the reason why some assumed there was some other part to the secret is because of the way the sheet was folded. Instead of being folded in half, it was folded twice, into fours, as it were.
Alas, the other folks on the show were less than helpful. In fact, they were unedifying. For example, Marco Politi of La Repubblica…. well…
Of course what was seen on TV tonight doesn’t really resolve anything. Still, some one bent on saying that there is more to the secret will have to explain how what Card. Bertone showed on TV was inadequate proof.