Having just celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception, ZENIT interviewed Franciscan Father Cesare Cuomo of the Family of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who assists at the Fatima Shrine.
There is a very strong link between the history of Russia and the messages that the Virgin Mary left humanity in her apparitions in Fatima. In fact, on July 13, 1929, Our Lady asked for the conversion of Russia and for it to be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, to impede the spread of its “poisonous branches” throughout the world. Russia was not consecrated and, in fact, it is symbolic that a few months later the October Revolution broke out.
Read the entire article at Salvation of Our Century (Part I).