Praia do Tonel, Algarve - (Conspiracy Mess): Religious superstition is in freefall today in Portugual's Algarve as countless nationals blame Third Secret of Fatima pontifical gagging orders for hexing the holiday region with yet more family tragedies.
The bauglerised translation of the third Fatima secret was published by Pope JP2 Lodge on 26th June 2000.
It consisted of a lot of Opus Dei waffle that carefully disguised the original message of "Children suffer at adult hands and you lot do nothing to stop it" or words to some such effect.
A sustained Vatican PR campaign has ensured that the Virgin's 1917 message to three peasant children has been whitewashed to protect the wall of silence erected by the Church's princes.
And now the very tool that protects that erection - the Opus Dei mind-bending cult - is under attack by indigenous Portuguese who are reeling at the latest tragedy to strike the area.
"We think the Virgin was trying to warn those peasant kids in 1917 about events of 2007," one Lisbon source said today.
"Somebody should subpoena the Pope about this."