Skeptics of traditionalist Catholics' claims that portions of the third secret of Fatima were left out of the Vatican's June 26 release, said one once-popular version - published by a German journal in the mid-1960s and revealed below - has been declared false by the lone surviving visionary, Sr. Lucia de Santos.
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Here is the text of what was published in the German magazine Europa in 1963:
"Do not fear, dear little one. I am the Mother of God, who talks to you and asks you to make public the present Message for the entire world. In so doing, you will find strong resistance. Listen well and pay attention to what I tell you: Men have to correct themselves. With humble petitions, they have to ask forgiveness for the sins committed and those they could commit. You want me to give you a sign, so that every one will accept My Words, which I say through you to mankind. You have seen the Miracle of the Sun, and all, believers, nonbelievers, farmers, city dwellers, wise men, reporters, lays, clergymen, they all have seen it. And now proclaim in My Name: A great punishment will fall on mankind; not today, not tomorrow, but in the second half of the XX Century. I already revealed it to the children Melania and Massimino, at 'La Salette,' and today I repeat it to you because mankind has sinned and trod upon the Gift that I had given. There is no order in any part of the world, and Satan rules in the highest positions, establishing the course of things. He will effectively succeed in getting to the top of the Church; he will succeed in seducing the souls of great scientists who invent arms, with which it will be possible to destroy a great part of mankind in a few minutes. He will have in his power the powerful who rule the peoples and he will incite them to build enormous quantities of those arms. And, if mankind should not object to it, I will be forced to set My Son's arm free. Then you will see that God will punish men with greater severity than He ever did with the flood. The time of times and the end of all ends will come, if mankind is not converted; and if all should stay as it is now, or worse, should it worsen even more, the great and the powerful will perish with the small and the weak. The time of great trials will also come for the Church. Cardinals will oppose cardinals, bishops will oppose bishops, Satan will march among them, and there will be changes in Rome. That which is rotten will fall, and that which will fall, will never rise again. The Church will be darkened, and the world will be overturned by terror. The time will come that no king, emperor, cardinal or bishop will await He who still has to come, but to punish according to the plans of my Father. A big war will break out in the second half of the XX Century. Fire and smoke will fall from the Sky, the waters of the oceans will become steam, and the foam will rise overturning and sinking everything. Millions and millions of men will perish from hour to hour; those who will still be alive will envy the dead. Whichever way one will turn to look, there will be anguish, poverty, ruins in all the cities. Do you see? The time comes nearer and the abyss widens without hope. The good will perish with the wicked, the great with the small, the Princes of the Church with their believers, and the rulers with their peoples. There will be death everywhere due to the mistakes made by the senseless and the followers of Satan who then, and only then, will rule the world; lastly, when those who will survive all happenings and will still be alive, they will proclaim again God and His Glory, and will serve Him as before when the world was not so perverted. Go my little one, and proclaim it. For that purpose I will be always at your side to help you."