As Cardinal Ratzinger recently pointed out (in the context of the message of Fátima), we are not at the end of the world. In fact, the Second Coming (understood as the physical return of Christ) cannot occur until the full number of the Gentiles are converted, followed by “all Israel.”
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I don’t understand what the Cardinal means by the full number of the Gentiles are converted? Is this something the world will know or feel. Will only God know when his happens? Does the conversion mean converted to believing in the Messiah? Please some clarity on this subject. My ignorance is obvious. Thank you in advance.