IF POPE FRANCIS CONSECRATES CHINA TO OUR LADY, WILL IT AVERT AN INVASION?
By Bernie V. Lopez
“Pray hard, for China’s dream is to invade the whole world. The Philippines is one of its favorites.” Our Lady Mediatrix of Grace, Lipa, October 17, 1949.
This prophecy was given by Our Lady to visionary Sister Teresing Castillo of the Carmelite congregation of Lipa, and later announced by Cardinal Vidal, former Archbishop of Lipa. (Inquirer, July 13, 2014). The message was given on the 33rd year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, October 17, 1949, establishing the link between Fatima and Lipa.
The Carmelite Sisters have been praying for China ever since that prophecy, for they believe peace can still be attained through prayers. Marian Devotees are asking Pope Francis to consecration China to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, just as St. John Paul II consecrated Russia in 1984, which led to the first-ever visit of a Russian leader (Gorbachev) to the Vatican, to the restoration of religious freedom in Russia, and to the end of the Cold War after the collapse of the Berlin Wall. China’s ‘Nine-Dash’ initiative, claiming 80% of South China Sea, hugging the entire western flank of the Philippine coastline, affirms the prophecy’s statement, “the Philippines (as) one of (China’s) favorites”.