"The Miracle of Fatima
What was the Virgin Mary’s secret message to the Pope?
As a youngster, I had a few friends who went to Catholic school. Years later, I taught for a time at a Catholic college. As a result, I heard many references to what has come to be called the Miracle of Fatima. Most of these tales followed the same basic plot line. In the early part of the 20th Century, some children in an Portugese village saw an angelic figure descend from the sky. It turned out to be the Virgin Mary and, after a few additional visits, she provided a prophecy for the Pope. After that, the story became more or less gripping depending upon the skill of the storyteller. After reading the missive, his Holiness wept for three days and three nights…or maybe it was three weeks…a month and a half…whatever."…
Entire entry here: psychologytoday.com/blog/look-it-way/200910/the-miracle-fatima