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Father Gabriel Amorth, RIP

Special to the Fatima Network
October 5, 2016

Father Gabriel Amorth, good friend of Father Gruner and of The Fatima Center, died on September 16, 2016. Ordained in 1954, he was a chief exorcist in Rome for 36 years. It is said that he carried out approximately 160,000 exorcisms. He was author a number of books, including his popular work, An Exorcist Tells His Story.

Father Amorth was a consistent witness to the fact that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima has yet to be accomplished.

In the October 2015 issue of the pro-life journal Faithful Insight, Italy’s Mauro Faverzani interviewed Father Amorth. The brief interview touched on topics concerning Fatima, the Consecration of Russia and events in the future.

Father Amorth’s statements tally with what he told The Fatima Center in 2012.

In the 2015 Faithful Insight interview, Father Amorth said: “The Consecration has not been made. I was there on March 25 [1984] in St. Peter’s Square. I was in the front row, practically within touching distance of the Holy Father. John Paul II wanted to consecrate Russia, but his entourage did not, fearing that the Orthodox would be antagonized.”

Father Amorth continued: “Therefore when His Holiness consecrated the world on his knees, he added a sentence not included that instead said to consecrate ‘especially those nations of which you yourself have asked for their consecration.’ So, indirectly, this included Russia. However, a specific consecration has not yet been made. You can always do it. Indeed, it will certainly be done...”

These words of Father Amorth are similar to what he said on camera to The Fatima Center in 2012.

In a special Fatima TV presentation, Father Amorth explained: “Yes, in 1984, the Pope quite timidly attempted to consecrate Russia in St. Peter’s Square. It was March 25, 1984 and the Pope had the statue of Our Lady come over from Fatima. It’s the statue that usually stays at the huge plaza of the sanctuary in Fatima, but for that occasion he wanted the statue there [in Rome]. Kneeling in front of that statue he attempted the consecration, but all around him were politicians who told him, ‘You can’t name Russia. You can’t,’ and he asked again, ‘Can I name it?’ and they said, ‘No, no, no!’”

The Consecration of Russia remains unrealized. Sister Lucia herself confirmed this a year after John Paul’s 1984 attempt.

In an interview in the September 1985 issue of Sol de Fatima, Sister Lucia was asked if the Pope fulfilled the request of Our Lady when he consecrated the world in 1984. Sister Lucia replied: “There was no participation of all the bishops, and there was no mention of Russia.” She was then asked, “So the consecration was not done as requested by Our Lady?” to which she replied: “No. Many bishops attached no importance to this act.”

Father Amorth, a firm adherent of the Fatima Message, reminded us that the Consecration will be accomplished in the future, and he grieved at the delay.

To Fatima TV he said: “Our Lord appeared to Sister Lucia and told her, ‘They will do the consecration, but it will be late.’ I feel shivers running down my spine when I remember those words, ‘it will be late,’ because it is our fault that World War II happened in the first place.” Our Lady had predicted in 1917 that if Her words were not heeded, a more terrible war would break out during the reign of Pope Pius XI (who was not yet Pope at the time of Her visitations to Fatima).

Father Amorth continued: “What’s worse is that Our Lady ordered the [Third] Secret to be opened in 1960 ... They didn’t do it, unfortunately. They didn’t open the Secret up.”

To Faithful Insight, Father Amorth reiterated Our Lady’s promise that the “Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, which will be converted and the world will be granted a period of peace.”

He was then asked when he believes this great happening will occur, to which he replied: “It is hard to give details on what you do not live. I am not a prophet.”

Father Amorth went on to lament today’s widespread atheism, and man’s putting science on the altar to be worshipped. “But science does not create,” he cautioned, “it only discovers. In turning away from the Lord, its breakthroughs are put to disastrous use. Without the Lord, progress too is misused. We see it in laws that go totally against nature such as divorce, abortion, ‘gay marriage’ ... we have forgotten God! Therefore, God will soon admonish humanity in a very powerful manner.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Father Amorth reiterated Jacinta’s warning that “more souls go to hell for sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”

Father Amorth concluded the interview, “We must listen to that which Our Lady says.”

In your charity, please pray for the soul of Father Gabriel Amorth.