[quote=Della]About the Fatima promises, Sr. Lucia herself said the consecration done by JPII satisfied Our Lady’s request. I don’t see the need to keep saying it hasn’t been done when it has.
You should look into the matte a little further.
Sr. Lucy specifically stated many times that the consecration of the world (not Russia, as requested), performed by John Paul II (without the other Bishops as requested) did not fullfill the request. This makes perfect sense, when we consider that Pope Pius XII, not only consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is exactly what Pope John Paul II did, but Pius XII went further at another time and actually consecrated Russia by name to the Immaculate Heart. However, this consecration was not in union with the other Bishops, which was a specific part of the request of our Lady of Fatima.
Sr. Lucy specifically stated several times that the consecration of the world by John Paul II (without the other Bishops) did not fullfill our Lady’s request.
On 19 March 1983, Sr. Lucia re-affirmed that Russia must be consecrated by name, by all the Bishops of the world in union with the Pope. She wrote:
“In the act of offering of Mary 13, 1982, Russia did not appear as being the object of the consecration. And each bishop did not organize in his own diocese a public and solemn ceremony of reparation and consecration of Russia. Pope John Paul II simply renewed the consecration of the world executed by Pius XII on October 31, 1942. From this consecration we can expect some benefits, but not the conversion of Russia.”
Just before the 1984 consecration John Paul II performed, Sr. Lucia’s friend, Eugenia Pestana, asked her if the upcoming consecration in three days would fulfill Our Lady’s request. Sr. Lucia, who’d read the text of the Pope’s speech, said:
“That consecration cannot have a decisive character because Russia does not appear in it as the sole object of consecration”. (Fatima, Tragedy and Triumph, pg. 172-173).
An interviewer with Sol de Fatima asked her in September 1985, one year after the 1984 consecration, whether that consecration was what Our Lady wanted.
Sister Lucia: “There was no participation of all the bishops, and there was no mention of Russia.”
Interviewer: So the consecration was not done as requested by Our Lady?
Sister Lucia: No. Many bishops attached no importance to this act.
The following is what Pope John Paul II himself said after the 1984 consecration. He is quoted praying this to Mary after the consecration of the world (not Russia)," on 25 March 1984, in Osservatore Romano:
*"Enlighten especially the peoples of which You Yourself are awaiting our consecration and confiding.
Why would the Pope say Mary is “awaiting” the consecration, if it had just taken place?
But then, in 1989, there appeared a type written letter of Sr. Lucy that supposedly changed all that she had said about the consecration. She then supposedly stated that the consecration of 1984 was sufficient. Needless to say, the authenticity of this type written letter is questioned by many, not only because it reverses all of her previous statements, but also because Sr. Lucy was never known to write using a typewriter.
The following is a link that will give you the facts to the “consecration” controversy.