September 3, 2001
Feast of St. Pius X
Your [Excellency, Eminence, Grace],
Your [Eminence/Excellency] was recently sent an invitation to attend "World Peace 2001", an international conference of Fatima supporters, journalists and world leaders; including bishops, priests, religious and laity, scheduled to take place October 7 - 13 at the Sacred Heart University, located in the heart of Rome.
As you probably already know, the purpose of this privately organized gathering is to openly discuss and celebrate the special role of the Blessed Virgin in the quest for world peace.
As bishops, we are honored today to add our voices to those who are inviting you to this distinguished event and we ask for your prayers for the realization of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Who has been given the great responsibility of bringing millions of souls to God.
At a time when an unprecedented number of wars and armed conflicts threaten the lives of millions around the world, this great congress for peace could not be more important or timely.
Indeed, as the Holy Father has made repeatedly clear, world peace is the most pressing issue on the Churchs current agenda.
Your [Eminence/Excellency], we earnestly believe that this meeting is a unique opportunity for all members of the Church, both clerical and lay, to stand together in support of a true and lasting peace under God and His Blessed Mother.
Even more importantly, we are convinced that "World Peace 2001" offers us, as leaders of the Church, a tremendous (and all-too-rare) chance to demonstrate our solidarity with the Holy Father in his long and often difficult pursuit of peace, and his call to oppose the "culture of death".
His Holiness, at Fatima on May 13, 1982, said: "The Message of Fatima is addressed to every human being... This message is more relevant and urgent today ... The Message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church."
The Pope, on May 13, 2000 before 600,000 pilgrims at Fatima said, that the Message of Fatima is a warning about 1/3 of the stars (the clergy) being dragged down from Heaven by the tail of the dragon. (Apoc. 12: 3,4). (The Popes reference to Apoc. 12: 3,4 is further explained in the latest issue of The Fatima Crusader).
These things the Pope has said at Fatima and we can show our solidarity with His Holiness and even more important, our devoted service to Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and earth, by spreading the full Fatima Message.
Again, we urge you to join us and other bishops in Rome this coming October. There still is time for you to become part of what will surely be one of the most interesting and spiritually-uplifting events of the decade.
We have asked the conference organizers to enclose another copy of the "acceptance form" with this letter so that you may let them know of your interest. Please send it back to them directly.
May Almighty God be with you, and may His Blessed Mother Mary bless and protect you always.Your brothers in Christ,
Archbishop Hilarion Capucci Bishop A.C. Muchabaiwa
P.S. Enclosed is a World Peace Conference brochure giving a brief outline about the topics and speakers. Also enclosed is a new booklet "Gods Endorsement of Fatima", which confirms the Popes statements that "The message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church."
P.P.S. Should you have any further questions, concerns, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will ensure your concerns are addressed.
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