Chief exorcist Father Amorth: Padre Pio said that the third secret of Fatima was about a “false church” in the end times

Prior to his death in 2016, Fr. Gabriele Amorth had performed over 70,000 exorcisms over a span of 30 years.  He founded the International Association of Exorcists in 1990.

In a recent article on the “Secret of Fatima”, Steve Skojec, the founder and editor of OnePeterFive, published for the first time in the English language words from Rome’s chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth (d. 2016), about Padre Pio and his knowledge of the Third Secret of Fatima. They come from a newly published book written by José María Zavala, entitled The Best Kept Secret of Fatima (El Sécreto Mejor Guardado de Fátima). Zavala interviewed Father Amorth in 2011, and was instructed to keep the interview secret until after the exorcist’s death.

Fr. Amorth personally knew Saint (Padre) Pio for 26 years, and it is from this towering figure of 20th century Catholic sanctity that he claims to have learned the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima. According to Fr. Amorth, Padre Pio said that the Third Secret pertained to the infiltration of the Vatican by Satan and the rise of a “false church” – details that are not found in the Vatican’s official publication of the Third Secret in 2000. Below we publish details of the interview with Fr. Amorth:


In the interview, Fr. Amorth relates — as he has done elsewhere — that he does not believe the consecration of the world by Pope John Paul II in 1984 was sufficient to satisfy the requirements set forth by Our Lady.

“There was no such consecration then,” he [Father Amorth] says. “I witnessed the act. I was in St. Peter’s Square that Sunday afternoon, very close to the Pope; so close, I could almost touch him.”

Pressed by Zavala as to why he so forcefully believes that the consecration was not done, Fr. Amorth replied: “Very simple: John Paul II wanted to mention Russia expressly, but in the end he did not.”

Fr. Amorth said further: “I have no doubt that the consecration did not occur on the terms required by the Virgin. But we must not lose sight of what she herself wanted to tell us through Lucia: ‘In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.’”

Zavala then asked about the Third Secret:  “Forgive me for insisting on the Third Secret of Fatima: Did Padre Pio relate it, then, to the loss of faith within the Church?”

Fr. Gabriele furrows his brow and sticks out his chin. He seems very affected.

“Indeed,” he states, “One day Padre Pio said to me very sorrowfully: ‘You know, Gabriele? It is Satan who has been introduced into the bosom of the Church and within a very short time will come to rule a false Church.’”

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“Oh my God! Some kind of Antichrist! When did he prophesy this to you?” I [Zavala] ask.

“It must have been about 1960, since I was already a priest then.”

“Was that why John XXIII had such a panic about publishing the Third Secret of Fatima, so that the people wouldn’t think that he was the anti-pope or whatever it was …?”

A slight but knowing smile curls the lips of Father Amorth.

“Did Padre Pio say anything else to you about future catastrophes: earthquakes, floods, wars, epidemics, hunger …? Did he allude to the same plagues prophesied in the Holy Scriptures?” [asks Mr. Zavala]

“Nothing of the sort mattered to him, however terrifying they proved to be, except for the great apostasy within the Church. This was the issue that really tormented him and for which he prayed and offered a great part of his suffering, crucified out of love.” [says Fr. Amorth]

“The Third Secret of Fatima?”


“Is there any way to avoid something so terrible, Fr. Gabriele?”

“There is hope, but it’s useless if it’s not accompanied by works. Let us begin by consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, let us recite the Holy Rosary, let us all do prayer and penance …”∎

by Maike Hickson, 


  1. This news about Padre Pio does coincide with messages from Our Blessed Mother to Father Gobbi…from “The Marian Movement of Priests.” Satan would infiltrate the Church but it would in the end emerge pure and beautiful. I believe Christians will be myrtered and their blood will purify the Church. We need to pray and read the Bible so we clearly understand God’s words and then can discern the TRUTH. Pope Francis said many things that cause me great concern.

    1. Christians blood tot purify enough of this was done satan will be sacrficed.Russia are being uplifted in prayer it is a spiritual earth with Christ spirit that has bee left behind and this is the spririt that is moving ad let them speak the truth of the books of the Bible that had to be withheld that there si no chsoen nation the so called chosen nation is the anit Christ they are satn and Isreal was destoryed after King Solomon so wht you see today si the lie of the anti Christ the earth will be purified and satan will be banished you allowed stan to enter as you accept money and the Vatican is the richest city in the world and all you do is pray for the poor and allo evil to reign but the Vatican will also be destroyed as it has become the stronghold of satan


    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [of My law, where I reveal My will].
    Because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

    The more they multiplied [in numbers and increased in power], the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.
    They (the priests) [a]feed on the sin offering of My people And set their heart on their wickedness. And it shall be: like people, like priest [both are wicked and both will be judged]; So I will punish them for their ways And repay them for their deeds. [Hosea 4]

    “Which commandment is first and most important of all?”
    Jesus answered, “The first and most important one is: ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL(life), AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND (thought, understanding), AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ [Mark 12]

    The Truth Will Make You Free: [John 8]
    So Jesus was saying to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples. And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been enslaved to anyone. [d]What do You mean by saying, ‘You will be set free’?”

    Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, everyone who practices sin habitually is a slave of sin. Now the slave does not remain in a household forever; the son [of the master] does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.

    I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you plan to kill Me, because My word has no place [to grow] in you [and it makes no change in your heart]. I tell the things that I have seen at My Father’s side [in His very presence]; so you also do the things that you heard from your father.”

    They answered, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are [truly] Abraham’s children, then do the works of Abraham and follow his example. But as it is, you want to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. This is not the way Abraham acted. You are doing the works of your [own] father.” They said to Him, “We are not illegitimate children; we have one [spiritual] Father: God.”

    Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father [but He is not], you would love and recognize Me, for I came from God [out of His very presence] and have arrived here. For I have not even come on My own initiative [as self-appointed], but He [is the One who] sent Me. Why do you misunderstand what I am saying? It is because [your spiritual ears are deaf and] you are unable to hear [the truth of] My word. You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me [and continue in your unbelief]. Which one of you [has proof and] convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? Whoever is of God and belongs to Him hears [the truth of] God’s words; for this reason you do not hear them: because you are not of God and you are not in fellowship with Him.”

  3. Sister Lucia of Fatima said that Heaven had accepted St John Paul II’s Consecration of Russia and the world。In light of this it is difficult to accept what is written here。That being said,we are living in the time of the great apostasy and Pope Paul VI did say that ,“the somke of Satan” had entered into the Church during the second Vatican Council。 Today we see Priests promoting, encouraging and publicly supporting great offences against God。Priests are at odds with each other and disobedient to the Magesterium of Holy Mother Church。There is great confusion amongst faithful Catholics too。 The increasing number of earthquakes,hurricanes,fires and natural disasters is perplexing us all just has been foretold by Our Lord Himself。The beginning of the,“birth pangs“ So the best we can do is pray,hope and do our best not to worry just as St。 Padre Pio advised us。

    1. There’s also speculation that the Sr. Lucy that confirmed St. John Paul II’s consecration was an imposter. I’ve read several reports that note inconsistencies with the physical appearance an messages of Sr. Lucy prior to entering the cloister and the Sr. Lucy who appeared with St. John Paul in Rome. I don’t know how credible these claims are, but the evidence is very compelling. I just take comfort in Our Lady’s promise that Her Immaculate Heart will triumph in the end.

    2. She said it was only party accepted as it was not done in the entirety that our Lady had asked. Basically it was a half assed attempt. Because of that we only got half assed results. We did it to ourselves.

  4. “Pray, hope and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” – St. Peo. He would hold up his Rosary and say “THIS is your weapon.”

  5. PS: I also do NOT discard the possibility that they may be using the possible similarity between these popes and actors to create confusion. So let’s not get divided. On the contrary, let’s get united and pray for them.

  6. In The DEVINE WILL We will be Ok , Pray the Rosary Daily go T/ Latin Mass , if possible and go to Confession do e very thing, in God with God and because of God in his DEVINE WILL and most of all , love God more& more , and on top of that , Let us do every thing that Our Blessed Mother Mary ask us to do, because Mary all ways tell ,s us what her son Jesus want, remember at the Wending at Canna , she prayed to him on their behave .then told the workers “Do what ever he tells you to Do” May Jesus& Mary bless every one of us .

  7. Aside from the Lady of Fatima’s assurance that “in the end my immaculate heart will triumph”, let us also not forget Our Lird’s assurance to St. Peter, the rock of the Church, in Matthew 16:18 that “the gates of hell shall not prevail over it (the Church)”.
    The Church may limp through to the end, but nevertheless it will be victorious!

  8. Lord have mercy on us especially at this time when most people are busy spreading false rumours about the Catholic Church. We shall still remain proud catholics let the devil be ashamed. Praying to the most Pure Spirit of God so that His Holy Church- The Roman Catholic church shall always remain united, unshakable, unchangeable and unstoppable. In the Holy name of Our Lord Jesus Christ the risen Messiah. Amen!

  9. church was infiltrated long ago during the fusion of paganism and christianity by emperor constantine

  10. In 1952 on July 7 Pope Pius Xii in his apostolic letter Sacro Vergente anno consecrated Russia alone to the Immaculate heart of Mary. Because the consecration was not done in perfect conformity with Heaven’s original request there was only an ‘certain period of peace’.

  11. Cardinal Ottaviani wrote an extension of the Third Secret, which was published in a German magazine, Neues Europa, and subsequently republished in the Observatore Romano. It contained the full text of the secret, interwoven with other material. You can find it on under Third Secret of Fatima. The site extracted the actual text from the rest of the material, which is the correct length (see below).

    I checked it out. I have listened to several interviews with Malachi Martin, in which he confirms and comments on things people asked him about the Third Secret (he had taken a vow never to reveal it, so he could only do so indirectly. It was a very good match, including the unexpected part about “the water of the oceans will become vapors and the foam will rise up and flooding and sinking everything.”

    Malachi Martin also said the Third Secret was essentially the same as the third message to Sister Agnes of Akita, which is an approved apparition. This was true; nearly verbatim in places.

    For these reasons, I believe that the sentences Fr. Villa repeatedly stated were the text of the Third Secret truly are the Third Secret.

    It has been said that the most perfect lie is to tell the truth in such a way that it will not be believed. Cardinal Ottaviani did a superb job of this. Since the length of the passage was known, the expanded text in Neues Europa was rejected, as it was much too long, and therefore, had to be false.

    Cardinal Ottaviani hid it in plain sight.

    (I found the reference to the site on OnePeterFive in the comments. It appears to have since been deleted.)

  12. End times.
    Can’t you feel it?
    Look at revelations etc, it’s all coming to a head, the Satanists are no longer hiding, soddom and Gomorrah had nothing on us.
    Repent, pray.
    Love to you ALL. 🙏❤️

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