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Cardinal Sodano: Fatima is a message of hope

March 16, 2017

Speaking at the Portuguese embassy to the Holy See on March 15, Cardinal Angelo Sodano said that the message of the Marian apparitions at Fatima is a fundamentally a message of hope.

The 89-year-old dean of the College of Cardinals recalled that as a boy, he was struck by the words “in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph” and that the theme of Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to the shrine is “with Mary, pilgrim in hope and in peace.”

“Numerous and serious may be the trials of life and the tragedies of the world, but greater still is the love of God for us,” he concluded.

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Mar. 16, 2017 6:13 PM ET USA

    There was a rebroadcast of Fulton Sheen's Life is Worth Living that featured the story of Fatima. I was eager to see as I'm looking forward to the centennial celebration. It was a dramatic delivery of course. But for some reason instead of 'my Immaculate Heart' he quoted Our Lady as saying, 'In the end God will triumph.' I've never seen that in any literature. It didn't make sense to me.