Francis Says That He Is the “Bishop Dressed in White”

Francis Says That He Is the “Bishop Dressed in White”

by Christopher A. Ferrara
May 12, 2017

Tomorrow, at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco, further enshrining the Fatima event in the life of the Church by raising two of three Fatima seers to the altars. In yet another twist to the labyrinthine mystery of the Third Secret, however, the prayer he will recite at the Fatima shrine contains this astonishing declaration:

“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.”
Pope Bergoglio’s self-description as a “bishop dressed in white” clearly evokes the vision pertaining to the Third Secret, published on June 26, 2000, whose textual description, recorded by Sister Lucia, includes the following: “And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’.”

This is surely no coincidence, but rather an intended allusion. For Pope Bergoglio’s reference to white baptismal robes is not particularly relevant to the occasion tomorrow. Rather, it seems designed to set up a reference to himself as a bishop dressed in white.

This raises a curious point concerning what Sister Lucia recorded. Why did she write concerning the mysterious “Bishop dressed in White” that “we had the impression that it was the Holy Father”? Why only an “impression”? Did not Our Lady inform the seers exactly who the white-clad bishop was? After all, She was perfectly clear about every other detail of the Message of Fatima, including the very name of the Pope (Pius XI) who would be reigning when World War II began. Why would Our Lady identify by name the Pope who would reign at the outset of World War II, but fail to identify the white-clad bishop executed by a band of soldiers outside the devastated city, leaving the seers with only an “impression” that it is the Holy Father?

Or is it the Holy Father? Are the white-clad bishop and the Holy Father one and the same person or are they two different people? Bear in mind that, for the first time in Church history, there are indeed two “bishops dressed in white” living in the Vatican enclave, both of whom are known by papal names, one of whom refers to himself, and is referred to by Pope Bergoglio, as “Pope Emeritus.”

What are we to make of the fact that Pope Bergoglio has apparently placed himself into the post-apocalyptic scenario depicted in the vision, there being no other plausible explanation for why, at Fatima of all places, he would describe himself with the exact phrase employed in the Third Secret vision? Moreover, if Pope Bergoglio sees himself as the “Bishop dressed in White,” has he not in his own way joined Pope Benedict in discarding Cardinal Sodano’s ridiculous “interpretation” that the white-clad bishop being executed by soldiers is John Paul II not being executed by a lone assassin? Does he have reason to believe that he is the white-clad bishop who meets with death on one of the hills outside a devastated city of Rome?

Yet again we see why there simply must be a text in which the Virgin Herself explains the meaning and significance of each detail of the enigmatic vision, just as She did with the rest of the Message of Fatima. Among other things, She would of course have clarified the “impression” that the bishop executed in the vision is the Pope.

As things now stand, the “Third Secret” the Vatican has presented to the world — the vision standing alone — has produced nothing but dueling interpretations rather than the certain guidance the Mother of God surely wanted to provide the Church and the world. No, something is missing. And sooner or later it will be revealed.

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7 comments on “Francis Says That He Is the “Bishop Dressed in White”

  1. 6,000 Police and Sharpshooters Protect the [“Bishop Dressed in White” so that he is not, as the text of the Third Secret released by the Vatican in 2000 says, “killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him”]


    Text: Andreas Becker
    Trans: Tancred

    (Lisbon) The Portuguese government is taking security precautions for the Pope’s visit to Fatima seriously. The Catholic Church head is in Fatima. There, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of the Virgin, Francis will celebrate a Pontifical Mass, and sanctify the two seer children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

    Portugal has not only concentrated strong police units in Fatima and secured the access to roads to the pilgrimage site with large concrete blocks. On the roofs around the sanctuary, snipers are posted. “The great square in front of the pilgrimage churches, with all the restraint of the security forces, looks to the attentive observer, like the forecourt of the Western Wall, which is constantly being watched by Israeli snipers. Each sniper position consists of three men. Two observers with binoculars and a shooter,” said a Fatima pilgrim.

    The concrete blocks were already set up at the beginning of the year to prevent an assassin commandeering a truck and driving it into the crowd, as most recently followers of the jihad militia Islamic State (IS) did on the Breitscheidplatz in Berlin and before in Nice.

    A total of 6,000 policemen are deployed in Fatima to guarantee the safety of the Pope and the many pilgrims who have come to the Shrine to mark the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions and canonizations. Helena Fazenda, secretary general of the Interior Ministry has said that there were “no elements” that are expected to lead a possible terrorist attack.

  2. Bergoglio, Ratzinger, and Sodano need to get together and have a talk so they can all get on the same page. Modernist Vatican bureaucrats wanted us all to buy into the idea that the Third Secret of Fatima was already over and in the past. Unless Bergoglio has some point on Time Travel that he wants to reveal.

    • To correct the impression that the prayer was original or extemporaneous. Hilary White’s Pope Francis 24-hour Rule (“Don’t like something he’s said? Wait a day. He’ll say exactly the opposite tomorrow. See her post Fire and screaming? Pfeh… nothing but fluffy bunnies around here dude…) might also apply.

      From More in-flight entertainment with Francis: Francis’ in-flight interview from Fátima to Rome (Posted by hereisjorgebergoglio on Saturday, May 13, 2017):

      Aura Miguel (Radio Renascença): Your Holiness, in Fatima you presented yourself as the “bishop dressed in white.” Up to now, this expression applied rather to the vision of the third part of the secret, St. John Paul II, the martyrs of the twentieth century. What does it mean now, your identification with this expression?

      Francis: The prayer, that, I did not write it… the sanctuary wrote it… but also I have tried because they said this, and there is a connection with the white. The bishop of white, Our Lady of white, the white glow of the innocence of children after Baptism and innocence… there is a connection to the color white in that prayer. I believe – because I did not write it – but I believe that literally they have tried to express with white that desire for innocence, for peace… innocence: to not hurt the other … to not create conflict, the same.

      Miguel: Is it a revision of the interpretation…

      Francis: No, but that vision … I believe that then Cardinal Ratzinger, at that time prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith, explained everything clearly. Thank you.

  3. If Pope Francis wants to be the “bishop in white,” would it be nasty of us to hope that he gets his wish?

    Seriously, though, his reference is little more than stand-up comedy because there’s no evidence that he gives Fatima any credence. “You-a like bishop in white? Well-a, here I am!”

    Since Fatima is penicillin to the staph infection that constitutes modernism, we can’t expect much from Rome. (Wojtyla, I believe, was indeed devoted to Our Lady and was good to promote the Rosary and to credit Our Lady with saving his life. But, why didn’t he do as She asked of him?) Ratzinger, for example, has been central to the “Third Secret” intrigue and cover up. It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that he doesn’t believe Our Lady actually appeared at Fatima.

    From James Larson, The Modernist Deconstruction of Fatima
    Pope Benedict XVI does not believe [She was there, in Person].

    In a Papal press conference (it was scripted – the interviewer was Fr. Lombardi) on the flight to Fatima, the Pope had the following to say about the Fatima Apparitions:

    “In 2000, in my presentation, I said that an apparition – a supernatural impulse which does not come purely from a person’s imagination but really from the Virgin Mary, from the supernatural – that such an impulse enters into a subject and is expressed according to the capacities of that subject. The subject is determined by his or her historical, personal, temperamental conditions, and so translates the great supernatural impulse into his or her own capabilities for seeing, imagining, expressing; yet these expressions, shaped by the subject, conceal a content which is greater, which goes deeper, and only in the course of history can we see the full depth, which was – let us say – ‘clothed’ in this vision that was accessible to specific individuals.”

    … To summarize:

    Pope Benedict XVI flatly denies that the apparitions of Our Lady in any way involved phenomena which were perceived exterior to the seers themselves. The “visions” were derived totally from interior impulses which were then translated by the seer’s mind and imagination, …

  4. Modernist neo-Catholic party line:

    But the Vatican has already told us that the “bishop in white” in the Third Secret of Fatima was Pope John Paul II (on May 13, 1981). Fatima only refers to the past. Nothing to see here, folks! Get over it. Move along now! Don’t question authority or the official proclamations of modernist Vatican bureaucrats.

    “If you know what’s good for you, you’ll stop talking about this.” Pay No Attention to the Gruner behind the Curtain. You are feeling sleepy. Very sleepy.

    “Repeat after me: the Secrets of Fatima only refer to the past. The Secrets of Fatima only refer to the past.The Secrets of Fatima only refer to…”

  5. Dorothy: I’m sure that the Wizard of Modernism will clear things up that there’s nothing scary about the future to be worried about.

    Wizard: Fatima? Oh, well, that’s all over and done with.

    We don’t mean to interrupt your quaint narrative of progressive modernism…

    Did you hear that, lads? They don’t mean to interrupt!

    But what about the part where the Blessed Virgin said, “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved…”?

    What did you say?

    Come on, seriously. What about the part where the Blessed Virgin said, “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved…”? Everybody knows this is where the apocalyptic part of the Third Secret of Fatima comes in.

    “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved…”, you say? Never heard of it.

    I’m afraid you boys will have to leave. Immediately. We’ll have none of your superstition here.
    But beware of the moors!

    Did we say something wrong?

  6. From Fire and screaming? Pfeh… nothing but fluffy bunnies around here dude… (MAY 13, 2017 by HILARY WHITE):

    “Down in front [and standing not kneeling in coram sanctissimo]!!”

    The “bishop dressed in white” actually kneels, Francis

    Posted on May 13, 2017 by Steven O’Reilly

    Pope Francis visited Fatima this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary on May 13, 2017, and to canonize Francisco and Jacinta. Granted I did not watch the full coverage of Pope Francis, and fast forwarded through the videos on YouTube but…what struck me most is that I never saw a clip of Pope Francis kneeling in prayer before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. It took me all of 5 seconds to search YouTube to see if there was video of Pope Benedict XVI kneeling before a statute of Our Lady of Fatima. I quickly found one, e.g., see here:

    There is also a clip of Pope Francis visiting the tombs of Francisco and Jacinta at Fatima. Again, he did not even kneel to say a simple prayer or meditation beside the tombs – even with a kneeler in front of him! All very odd. When it is remembered that by all accounts Pope Francis never seems to kneel or genuflect at the consecration or in the presence of the Eucharist, none of any of this should come as a surprise. There could potentially be a health issue involved, such as a bad back, which might make it impossible or difficult to kneel. That might seem an explanation, but given the Pope will kneel when washing the feet of those he does on Holy Thursday, the health angle appears doubtful.

    Curiously, it is reported that Pope Francis while at Fatima referred to himself as the “bishop dressed in white” – a phrase used by Sister Lucia, one of the Fatima visionaries, in writing of the Third Secret. The “released” text of the Third Secret reads in part:

    After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.

    Now, Pope Francis certainly is a “bishop dressed in white,” but he cannot be the “bishop dressed in white” referenced by Sr. Lucia. How do we know this? First of all, the Vatican explanation of the Secret is that John Paul II is the bishop of the vision, which – they say – describes the attempted assassination of him. Beyond that, even if the Vatican interpreters are wrong and we posit that some future pope is intended, we still have very good reason to doubt – with a high degree of certainty – that Pope Francis would be the “bishop dressed in white.” The reason it is improbable Pope Francis is the “bishop dressed in white” is because the pope of the above vision is actually said to be “on his knees at the foot of a big cross” – and the “on his knees” thing seems to be something Pope Francis just does not do.

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