Andrea Tornielli has a piece about interviews given by His Eminence Tarcisio Card. Bertone in the days surrounding the beatification of Pope John Paul II during which the topic of the “third secret” of Fatima was brushed up.
At the end of Tornielli’s piece he quotes the Cardinal from an interview with Gr1 during which he said (my trans):
The third mystery of Fatima is fulfilled in part in the description which was made by Sr. Lucia, but as then-Card. Ratzinger said, the Immaculate Hard of Mary will triumph. It is necessary to cultivate hope and not be pessimists (catastrofici).”
Tornielli analyzes (my trans):
Words completely in harmony with what Benedict XVI affirmed on the flight which took him to Portugal a year ago, as well as in a passage of the homily of the Mass celebrated at Fatima. In respect to 2000, when the vision of Fatima was offered in a reading which referred only to the past, there is therefore greater caution (“it was fulfilled in part”) and thus leaves open the possibility that not all of the prophecy – understood in the biblical sense and not as a film that describes the future – has yet been fulfilled.
Some of you may be familiar with the book by Antonio Socci, translated into English a few years ago. Socci took exception to some of the information Card. Bertone was sharing about the Third Secret.