Fatima. Letter of Lucia to Goncalves (1941-06-20)
In 1941 the Bishop of Gurza was Sister Lucy’s principal director. He tried to draw the attention of Pope to the importance of the Fatima message.
But it was already late… On the morning of June 22, 1941, Germany invaded Russia and Our Lady of Fatima’s requests became more difficult to fulfil.
From the letter of Lucia to Goncalves (1941-06-20)
I have here two letters from His Grace the Bishop of Gurza. In the first one he tells me he knows nothing about the letter to the Holy Father. (But that it must have been given to him.) In the second one he tells me that the book A Jacinta has been sent to His Holiness along with the express request to read it.
What would I not give to make His Holiness decide to take this step! By this act (the consecration of Russia) he would perhaps obtain from the Heart of Jesus, through the mediation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, peace for the world which is so troubled. But we have to wait a little longer still. Patience!