All of the popes since the Fatima Miracle have recognized that the Fatima Message is authentic. Several Popes have gone to Fatima in person, including Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. John Paul II said at Fatima in 1982 that “the Message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church.
It was on Sunday, May 13, 1917 Our Lady of Fatima first appeared to the 3 children. Coincidentally, on May 13, 1981 Blessed Pope John Paul II was shot 4 times at St Peter’s Square in Rome.
Here is a picture of Pope John Paul II with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, a few weeks after the attempt on his life on May 13, 1981.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.