Fatima 100: Francis as the bishop in white?

So it seems Francis just threw Saint JPII under the popemobile.  Remember it was JPII who presumptuously decided it was he himself who was the bishop in white as described in the Third Secret.  At least he had the decency to wait almost twenty years post the assassination attempt to declare himself so. Pay no mind that the prophesy ends with the immediate death of the bishop in white, not his full rehabilitation and long, full, life.
Now Francis has decided to perhaps predict his own glorious martyrdom. Because he has the humility and the ambition, you know.
From Rorate:

“Hail Mother of Mercy, Lady of the white robe! At this place where one hundred years ago you showed all the designs of our God’s mercy, I look upon your robe of light and, as bishop dressed in white [como bispo vestido de branco], I remember all those who, robed in baptismal white, want to live in God and pray the mysteries of Christ to attain peace.”

Not only does Francis know full well the fate of the bishop in white, dying on a hill. He also knows something we don’t, by virtue of his (apparent) office: The actual words of the Third Secret, which have never been publicly revealed.
Think about that.
I wonder if he has given any thought to that puzzling phrase which has mystified the faithful for 100 years, “we had the impression it was the Holy Father.”  Something in the vision must have cast doubt on whether or not it really was the actual Holy Father, right?
Could it be that things are really coming into focus now?
Stay frosty.

2 thoughts on “Fatima 100: Francis as the bishop in white?”

  1. To be fair, como bispo vestido de branco could be translated “like a bishop dressed in white”. “Como” is one of those words that has several related, but distinct translations. Also, with the article missing, it would usually translate to “a bishop” dressed in white rather than “the bishop”, but either translation is possible. Probably a bit too much parsing, it is obvious given the context of the moment at least some reference to the Fatima secret is intended. At least to hint at, if not outright declare, his identification with the branco-clad prelate.

    1. He’s in Fatima, on the 100th anniversary of Fatima, referencing the bishop in white. It doesn’t matter what pronoun he intended to use. As you say, in the context of the moment there is no way to disconnect his identifying himself as the one in the secret. No way.

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