"Towards the end of the world, tyrants and hostile mobs will rob the Church and the clergy of all
their possessions [Via the usurpation of the Papal Throne/Vatican at the '58 Conclave -ED] and will afflict
and martyr them. ... The clergy cannot escape these persecutions ... At that time, the Pope
with his cardinals will have to flee Rome in tragic circumstances to a place where they will be unknown. ...
The sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any previous time in her history."
(Prophecy of Brother John of the Cleft Rock, 14th c.)
You wrote: "Personally, I am absolutely astounded that this has all happened and so few believe it!"
Well, there are millions of people who have read TCW's sites for more than a decade. The True Papacy and Flock are "underground", praying and preparing. This is *The Apostasy, it is too much for most to bear and/or their human pride blinds them - to their own eternal destruction. The Church will overcome this!
*The well-known prelate, Cardinal
Ottaviani, who read the actual text of the Third Secret of Fatima, which was given by the Blessed Virgin to the Children at Fatima, said that:
it [The Third Secret] tells "that the Great Apostasy will begin at the top".