That echoes Sister Lucia’s own words in a 1957 interview: “She told me that the devil is about to wage a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin, … where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Also, from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil; there is no in-between. “There will be a reckoning – a dimming of the Sun -It will be the last effort of the demons to run our life.”
Fr. Malachi Martin… Pope Benedict XVI cautioned: “Whoever thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is over, is deceived.””
‘The world has gone the opposite way’ Well, if the Fatima apparitions are supposed to get mankind on God’s side in some cataclysmic final confrontation, it looks like the world missed the message.
Art Bell: “Not long ago, someone sent me what they said was the third secret of Fatima. You have read the third secret?”
Malachi Martin: “Early A.M., February 1960 – before I read it I had to take a vow not to reveal it. It would be a shock, no doubt, some would become very angry.”
 M.M.: “It is not the text given to me to read in 1960. There are elements in it that belong in the text of the 3rd secret – that’s the most measured response I could give to it. The real 3rd secret is much more traumatic than what you’ve just read. The central element is awful – it’s not in what you’ve just read.”
A.B.: -“Should it be revealed?”
 M.M.: “I’m one small man but I have no authority to do that. I can’t make that decision… It would have such dire effects, on much more than Christians. The Cardinal who showed it to me had been present at a meeting with Pope John XXIII to outline to a certain number of Cardinals what should be done with the secret. He, John XXIII, thought it would ruin his ongoing negotiations with Khrushchev and the Kremlin.
Also, he had a different outlook on life, which two years later he echoed very succinctly, and almost contemptuous. On October 11, 1962, at the opening of Vatican II at St. Peter’s, he derided most contemptuously the people who he called ‘the prophets of doom,’ and there was no doubt in our minds that he was talking about the prophecy of Fatima. He was against that. What is in the secret is more horrible than what you’ve just read: essentially, the onslaught of natural powers…terrible catastrophes, chastisements, and that’s not the essence of the 3rd secret; it’s not the frightening one.”
A.B.: “I understand, it would be such a shock.”
 M.M.: “I have no authority, no angel has tapped me on the shoulder, I may be putting my foot in my mouth… Besides, it’s a question of shock, of frightening people, of polarizing society. I can’t do that… this will fill up the confessionals on Saturday evening. It will fill up the churches with worshippers striking their breasts.”
A.B.: “How much weight do you give to the Fatima revelations?”
 M.M.: “I consider Fatima to be the key event in the declining fortune of the Roman Catholic organization for the near future of the Church in the third millennium, the defining event… In Rome there are men among the great… with strong wills, all their lives engaged in macro-government, not merely in religion, but in state… They would not touch this with a ten foot pole… Pope John Paul II is an ardent supporter of a one world government… He wants to bring in his brand of Christianity, of course. To the UN he said, ‘I am a member of humanity.’ This is no longer Pius IX and Pius X (who said) ‘I am the vicar of Christ.’ Completely absent is the Kingship of Christ… I imagine the person who wrote what you read to me had privy to the original text – yes – at least by word of mouth.”
A.B.: “If I read the correct text, would you agree it was correct?”
 M.M.: “Yes, I would, I wouldn’t lie.”