(quote) Tracy-929496 said: Paul, this written claim you refer to was presented on typewritten paper, something Sr. Lucia NEVER did. She always handwrote all of her notes, correspondence and letters. The 'confirmation' you quote was offered as proof of a 'valid' consecration after several hours of an intense, secluded, unrecorded 'interview' with Sr. Lucia leaving visibly shaken and disturbed.
With all of the recent technological advances at the time of this interview, we may well wonder why NO recording, audio or visual, was done of this immensely important interview with the lone survivor of the most important heavenly visitation the world has ever known!!!
It makes absolutely no difference if the note were typed or not. She signed it. It is her statement.
The rest of your story, for that is what it is, impugns the integrity of the Pope's emissary and therefore the Pope himself. It implies the existence of some kind of conspiracy. A conspiracy that 1) has no basis in fact or reality and 2) for which no rational reason has ever been given for a conspiracy of this type to exist.
I have read the same web sites that makes these spurious claims and they all have one thing in common, they are virtually schismatic sites, some even bordering on the verge of heresy.
Reflect on this simple fact.Our Lady was very important to JPII. He was devoted to the rosary, hence the Luminous Mysteries. He credited our Lady of Fatima for the fact that the assassins bullet did not find its mark.
He tried to Consecrate according to Our Lady's wishes once and was informed by Sr.Lucia that it was not in proper from because he was not joined in the Consecration with the Bishops. Sr. Lucia made no mention of the fact that that Consecration was deficient because he did not name Russia in the Consecration.
So he did it again, this time calling on all,the Bishops to join him. After that one, he sent his emissary to Sr. Lucia. He was informed by Sr. Lucia that it was proper and had been accepted.
Very telling, after that Consecration he never again tried to Consecrate to fulfill Mary's request, yet continued as Pope for 20 more years.
Believe what you want, but it is accepted in the Church that the Virgin's request was met. Benedict XVI believed so, so he made no attempt.
Most of "it wasn't done" BS mainly originates from Fr. Grunner a priest not in good standing in the Church, despite his claims to the contrary. Rome contradicts him.
Now think about it. What does the Church have to gain from saying it was done if that were not true?
As it is, we still have a small but vocal minority faction of the faithful claiming they know better. Usually the same radical tradionalist who make all kinds of wild claims about a lot of other things.
When asked whom I believe, I'll stick with the Church and Sr. Lucia.