(New Era World News)

Please Read Part I Before Proceeding

THE FIRST PART OF THIS ARTICLE concluded with an implicit message: The chastisement foretold by Our Lady at Fatima is not the eschatological chastisement of Anti-Christ to come at the end of the world, but a 20th century chastisement of Communism, a chastisement that is abating. The 20th century was plagued by two World Wars followed by other atrocious wars fought all over the globe, wars accompanied by gruesome tortures, death camps and gulags where priests and nuns were brutalized along with innocent women and children, churches desecrated by the tens of thousands, nuclear holocaust at the door and the mainstream media would have us believe that a cohort of paid for terrorists, poverty stricken men without a country, men driving jeeps paid for by American and Saudi dollars, jeeps equipped with nothing but machine guns and IEDs, we are to believe that such feeble forces are somehow a match for the world’s superpowers, somehow equal to or greater than the evils of Communism. The threat of terrorism is minimal compared to the atrocities of Communism, which was a real chastisement, not a manufactured one.

A review of the Twentieth Century should provide a powerful antidote to the manufactured false consciousness (that a chastisement sent by God and led by Russia is imminent) resulting from false news narratives, which are both (the consciousness and the narrative) indicative signs of the times. Such a review should convince thinking people that Russia is being converted, that the world has just passed through a horrendous chastisement of unprecedented and colossal proportion as a punishment for its sins. The chastisement foretold by Our Lady at Fatima is rapidly becoming a thing of the past – it is not a future event. Russia is no longer a Communist nation, and is swiftly becoming a Christian one:

According to past Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev

“The continual work of the Russian Orthodox Church will effect the revival of Christianity in our nation. Thanks to the Orthodox faith Russian culture through the years has acquired Biblical values on which the system of moral ideals for our nation is built”


“When we celebrated the millennial anniversary of the Baptism of Russia twenty years ago it was the beginning of churches being rebuilt and the restoration of the integrity of the Orthodox Church”.


Proof of a 20th Century Chastisement: A Review of Some of the Atrocities Committed in the name of Communism in the 20th Century

The first and most obvious indicator of a divine chastisement inflicted by God in the twentieth century was the global conflagration caused by two world wars, wars that were a “punishment for sin”. Thus, Our Lady told Sister Lucia prior to the outbreak of World War II:

“When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.”

And who would be the instrument of God’s chastisement, Russia. Thus, Our Lady in order to mitigate or prevent the chastisement told Sister Lucia:

“To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart”, and that if this request were fulfilled, Russia would be converted and a period of peace given to the world.

However, she said, if my requests are unheeded,

“Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer and various nations will be annihilated.”

Since Our Lady’s requests went unheeded, Russia became the instrument of God’s vindictive justice: causing wars, martyrdom of the good, persecution of the Church, the Holy Father and the annihilation of nations. The list of war death and casualties is astounding: Over 90,000,000 dead!



Country Military Deaths Total Civilian and Military Deaths
Albania 30,000 30,200
Australia 39,800 40,500
Austria 261,000 384,700
Belgium 12,100 86,100
Brazil 1,000 2,000
Bulgaria 22,000 25,000
Canada 45,400 45,400
China 3-4,000,000 20,000,000
Czechoslovakia 25,000 345,000
Denmark 2,100 3,200
Dutch East Indies 3-4,000,000
Estonia 51,000
Ethiopia 5,000 100,000
Finland 95,000 97,000
France 217,600 567,600
French Indochina 1-1,500,000
Germany 5,533,000 6,600,000-8,800,000
Greece 20,000-35,000 300,000-800,000
Hungary 300,000 580,000
India 87,000 1,500,000-2,500,000
Italy 301,400 457,000
Japan 2,120,000 2,600,000-3,100,000
Korea 378,000-473,000
Latvia 227,000
Lithuania 353,000
Luxembourg 2,000
Malaya 100,000
Netherlands 17,000 301,000
New Zealand 11,900 11,900
Norway 3,000 9,500
Papua New Guinea 15,000
Philippines 57,000 500,000-1,000,000
Poland 240,000 5,600,000
Rumania 300,000 833,000
Singapore 50,000
South Africa 11,900 11,900
Soviet Union 8,800,000-10,700,000 24,000,000
United Kingdom 383,600 450,700
United States 416,800 418,500
Yugoslavia 446,000 1,000,000


Battle Deaths 15,000,000
Battle Wounded 25,000,000
Civilian Deaths 45,000,000

SOURCE: National World War II Museum
*Worldwide casualty estimates vary widely in several sources. The number of civilian deaths in China alone might well be more than 50,000,000.

In addition to deaths attributed to World War II, the chastisement of Communism included the spread of atheistic errors and the death by martyrdom (or social ostracism) for those who openly resisted, especially of Christians and those harboring religious ideas contrary to the Revolution, as Vladimir Lenin gloated:

“Every religious idea, every idea of God, even flirting with the idea of God, is unutterable vileness,” and must therefore be combatted.”

Josef Stalin emulated his predecessor Vladimir Lenin and made Lenin’s malicious boast his own:

We are…the real revolutionaries—we are going to tear the whole thing down! We shall destroy and smash everything, ha-ha-ha, with the result that everything will be smashed to smithereens and fly off in all directions, and nothing will remain standing! Yes, we are going to destroy everything, and on the ruins we will build our temple!…The ultimate truth lies in communism, which must  now be brought into existence…And don’t talk to me. It is better for you if you don’t talk, for I shall attack mercilessly anyone who smells of counter-revolution. Against the counter revolutionaries, whoever they are, I shall employ Comrade Uritsky, ha-ha-ha. Do you know him? It will be better for you, I think if you don’t make his acquaintance”.

As a student of Karl Marx and a disciple of Lenin, Stalin identified religion and especially Christianity as the enemy of violent revolutionary progress.  He therefore viciously attacked the Church and anything that smacked of counter-revolution. In an attempt to eradicate Christianity and prepare the foundations for a new temple (the Temple of Anti-Christ), he was responsible for the death of over 20,000,000 people in his own country alone.  He is aptly referred to by many as the most evil man in human history and consequently appears on virtually every iniquitous list, such as the following, which contains the ten most evil men of all time. Of these ten, five lived in twentieth century.



This corps of iniquitous reprobates instituted and led a global slaughter of religion and a cultural pogrom the results of which are still reverberating today. Nearly every atrocity conceivable to the human mind was perpetrated in the name of Communism or supposed anti-Communist Liberalism and in unprecedented numbers including:

  • Cruel death by production and dissemination of deadly diseases.”Historian Sheldon H. Harris of California State University estimates that more than 200,000 Chinese were killed in germ warfare experiments (and millions in other ways), while many others died in related blights.”
  • Premeditated murder of Polish men, women and children by Hans Frank, the “Butcher of Poland.”  “It was under his rule that millions of lives were taken…  Frank boasted that if “a  poster was made for every seven Poles I shot, the forests of Poland would not be sufficient to manufacture the paper.”
  • Obscene sexual abuse and torture committed by order of SS Special Commando Oskar Dirlewanger “one of the most depraved persons to wear a Nazi uniform… He was an alcoholic and drug addict, a child molester, and a man prone to severe violence…. His preferred method of mass execution was to herd the local population inside a barn, set it on fire, and then shoot anyone who tried to escape with machine guns. Dirlewanger is estimated to have killed at least 30,000 people during his Belarus tour alone.”
  • The intensive fire bombing of civilians in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, and most controversially, of Dresden, but also including 500,000 deaths and the displacement of five million additional civilians in the Pacific region. “The most infamous of these raids happened from March 9 to 10, when raids over Tokyo killed an estimated 100,000 civilians, marking it the most deadly single assault on civilians during the Second World War.”
  • Rape of Nanking — an evil debauching of 200,000 to 300,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians including the rape of  20,000 women.
  • Experimentation on living human subjects by Nazi sadists such as Josef Mengele who collected the eyes of his murdered victims.” He conducted a wide spectrum resulting in the death of many of his “test subjects” . Others who did not die were “murdered in order to facilitate post-mortem examination”. 
  • Inhuman elimination of tens of thousands of Yugoslav citizens (men, women and children) and deportation of myriads more to invidious death camps by Italian fascist General Mario Roatta, nicknamed “the black beast” by his own men.
  • Brutal termination of over a million Jews in the death camps of Auschwitz, Treblink , Sobibor, Belzec, and Majdanek (The 14 Most Loathsome Figures of World War II)

The above bullet points are but a mere trifle compared to additional lethal atrocities unleashed during the twentieth century. Others include the harvest of tears resulting in over 4,000,000 deaths by starvation of Catholic peasants in the Ukraine while their crops were looted to feed the urban populations of Russia.

“Families who did not flee were often rounded up and sent to the Gulag. To prevent people from leaving the farms or escaping, roadblocks were set up by armed soldiers and police…It was not uncommon for entire villages to be littered with corpses laying in the streets, and witnesses recall seeing dogs gnawing on lifeless limbs. Some people were tortured by hunger and resorted to cannibalism, either by exhuming buried victims or kidnapping children.”

By the end of 1930 over 50,000 Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches were desecrated and destroyed in the Soviet Union alone. This campaign against religion spread to Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mexico, Ukraine, Lithuania  Nicaragua and beyond – each nation sadly possessing their own archive of atrocities against the Church, against the Eucharist; priests, nuns, religious and faithful laity who were eliminated not by thousands or by tens of thousands but by millions and tens of millions. In all these places, as in Russia, priests and other members of religious clergy were executed and often brutally tortured.

Alexander Zinoviev, who headed the Communist Party in Petrograd during the early years of the Revolution boasted:

“We must carry along with us 90 of the 100 million of Soviet Russia’s inhabitants. As for the rest, we have nothing to say to them. They must be annihilated.” And they were, often at the hands of the Cheka, the secret police formed by the early Communists and who, in the chaos following the Revolution, behaved with lawless abandon.”


The communist purge spread well beyond Russia to such remote places as Mongolia.

“By the time Mongolia’s terror ended in the mid-1950s after periodic spasms of bloodshed, as many as 100,000 people had been executed a heavy toll in a country that even today has only 2.4 million citizens.”

Dr. Genden Tserendulam has collected names of 28,185 persons killed in 1937-39 alone. Some 17,000 were Buddhist clergy, whose influence the communists feared.”  These crimes spread to China and resulted in the purge of over 50,00,000 Chinese caught up in the “Cultural War” unleashed by Chairman Mao Tse Tung, who vies with Russia’s Stalin as the “Deadliest Leader of all Time.”



This above video of the 20th century under communism is so perverse as to require nothing but the mention of equally heinous crimes of communism, crimes committed by Pol Pot in Cambodia, atrocities in Vietnam ( where the total death toll on all fronts of the war from 1959 to 1975 is estimated to be approximately 3-4 million) and throughout the Third World in Africa with special mention of Rwanda and the Soviet sponsored African National Conference (ANC):

Pol Pot governed Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. His regime was responsible for an estimated 1.5 to 2 million Cambodians who “died of starvation, execution, disease or overwork. One detention center, S-21, was so notorious that only seven of the roughly 20,000 people imprisoned there are known to have survived. In Africa

The crimes committed by the ANC in the name of liberation are legion. First, there was the practice of “necklacing,” in which a gasoline-filled tire is placed around the neck of a victim and set ablaze — an action carried out by Winnie Mandela and her minions. Another horror was the “Church Street Massacre,” in which Nelson Mandela approved of a bomb set to explode at rush hour to maximize casualties of Afrikaner women, children and babies.”

Through the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the gulags of northern Angola…the ANC has admitted that torture and “staggering brutality” were committed at their Angolan re-education camps in the 1980s and “could have caused prisoner deaths.” In an internal report, the ANC documented 17 eyewitness accounts of detainees who survived the camps.”


“The ANC routinely violated its own code of conduct with physical and psychological torture,” said the report. One detainee has written a book about the camps, which he referred to as “a scene from [the film] ‘Spartacus.”

The Virgin Mary said that the errors of communism would spread throughout the world, no continent was spared! Thus, communist atrocities and tentacles reached into Latin America where the CIA was complicit in crimes against humanity in the name of anti-Communism as were the communists in the name of Communism.

The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. (2) Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an “American Holocaust.”

Perhaps the best known CIA setback in the war against communism was the Bay of Pigs:

“The CIA sends 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Castro’s Cuba. But “Operation Mongoose” fails, due to poor planning, security and backing. The planners had imagined that the invasion will spark a popular uprising against Castro -– which never happens. A promised American air strike also never occurs. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles.

All in all the death toll from Communism in the 20th century is staggering. According to Stéphane Courtois author of “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repressionover 94,000,000 people died at the hands of communists not to mention the greater number that were imprisoned and others who were tortured but lived to tell the story. In the introduction to this book, Courtois stated that “Communist regimes… turned mass crime into a full-blown system of government.”  He wrote that Communist regimes are responsible for a greater number of deaths than any other political ideal or movement. The following are non-inflated estimates that represent the number civilians killed or starved to death Communist governments since 1918. These numbers do not include the war dead listed above.  TOTAL: Civilian Deaths due to Communist Chastisement: 149,469,610.


Rank Flag Country
1 China Flag People’s Republic of China
Body Count: 73,237,000
1949-Present (57+ years and counting)R.J. Rummel originally estimated China’s body count between between the years of 1949-1987 to be 35,236,000 (Rummel 1994). This excluded 38,000,000 million that died of famine during the Great Leap Forward. After the release of Mao: The Unknown Story, Rummel became convinced that the Chinese government was directly responsible for the famine, thus increasing his original estimate by 38,000,000 (Rummel 2005). 1,000 was added for Tienanmen Square in 1989 (Courtois 1999).
2 USSR Flag Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
Body Count: 58,627,000
1922-1991 (69 years)The body count only covers the years 1923-1987 (Rummel 1996).
3 Russia Flag Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
Body Count: 3,284,000
1918-1922 (4 years)This body count does not include the 6,210,000 killed in the civil war (Rummel 1996).
4 North Korea Flag Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Body Count: 3,163,000
1948-Present (58+ years and counting)1,663,000 is attributed between 1948-1987 excluding the Korean War (Rummel 1994). 2,500,000 is the mid-estimate for those who starved to death between 1995-1998 (U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea 2006).
5 Cambodia Flag Cambodia
Body Count: 2,627,000
1975-1987 (12 years)The body count estimate is complete (Rummel 1994). The offical country name was Democratic Kampuchea during Pol Pot’s reign and then known as People’s Republic of Kampuchea afterwards.
6 Afghanistan Flag Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Body Count: 1,750,000
1978-1992 (14 years)The body count estimate is complete (Courtois 1999).
7 Vietnam Flag Vietnam
Body Count: 1,670,000
1975-Present (30+ years and counting)The body count covers the years 1945-1987 for Vietnam/North Vietnam and excludes 1,062,000 from the Vietnam War (Rummel 1994).
8 Ethiopia Flag People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Body Count: 1,343,610
1974-1991 (17 years)The body count includes 10,000 political assasinations during 1977-1978, 1,000 children killed in 1977, 110 massacred in an Orthodox church in 1975, 80,000 during the civil war between 1978-1980, 250,000 that died in 1982 through Transit Camps, and 2,500 killed in a bombing raid (Courtois 1999). Another 1,000,000 is added for the famine during 1984-1985 (BBC News 2000).
9 Yugoslavia Flag Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Body Count: 1,072,000
1945-1992 (47 years)The body count only covers the years 1945-1992 excluding 100,000 from the Tito Partisans between 1941-1944 (Rummel 1994).
10 Chinese Soviet Republic Flag Chinese Soviet Republic
Body Count: 700,000
1931-1934 (3 years)The body count only includes the Jiangxi and Fujian provinces (Chang 2005). Although Mozambique has 700,000 to its name, the Chinese Soviet Republic produced more bodies in a shorter time period and the estimate is low.
11 Mozambique Flag People’s Republic of Mozambique
Body Count: 700,000
1975-1990 (15 years)100,000 civilians murdered between 1986 and mid-1988 (Young 1991) and 600,000 starved to death between 1975-1985 (Courtois 1999).
12 Romania Flag Socialist Republic of Romania
Body Count: 435,000
1947-1989 (42 years)The body count only covers the years 1947-1987 (Rummel 1997).
13 Bulgaria Flag People’s Republic of Bulgaria
Body Count: 222,000
1946-1990 (44 years)The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997).
14 Angola Flag People’s Republic of Angola
Body Count: 125,000
1975-1992 (17 years)The body count only covers the years 1975-1987 (Rummel 1997).
15 Mongolia Flag Mongolian People’s Republic
Body Count: 100,000
1924-1992 (68 years)The body count only covers the years 1924-1987 (Rummel 1997).
16 Albania Flag People’s Socialist Republic of Albania
Body Count: 100,000
1946-1991 (45 years)The body count only covers the years 1944-1987 (Rummel 1997).
17 Cuba Flag Republic of Cuba
Body Count: 73,000
1961-Present (45+ years and counting)The body count only covers the years 1959-1987 (Rummel 1997).
18 East Germany Flag German Democratic Republic
Body Count: 70,000
1949-1990 (41 years)The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997).
19 Czechoslovakia Flag Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia
Body Count: 65,000
1948-1990 (42 years)The body count only covers the years 1948-1968 (Rummel 1997).
20 Laos Flag Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Body Count: 56,000
1975-Present (31+ years and counting)The body count only covers the years 1975-1987 excluding 47,000 war dead (Rummel 1997).
21 Hungary Flag Hungarian People’s Republic
Body Count: 27,000
1949-1989 (40 years)The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997).
22 Poland Flag People’s Republic of Poland
Body Count: 22,000
1948-1989 (41 years)The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997). Excludes 1,585,000 from ethnic cleansing between 1945-1950 (Rummel 1994).
23 Yemen Flag People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen
Body Count: 1,000
1969-1990 (21 years)The body count only covers the years 1969-1987 (Rummel 1997).

TABLE Created by Scott Manning

If Russia is to be the cause of a future chastisement, how in heaven’s name do we understand that which the world just went through?

Communism also spread to Western Europe and even into America as its economic and philosophical principles slowly ascended into the once hallowed halls of American and European universities where the errors of liberalism are regent today. Communism did not limit itself to political repression; it also employed increasingly sophisticated psychological warfare which greatly enhanced efforts to dehumanize human beings. Humans were to be reduced to and treated as animals motivated and controlled by biological reflexes paired with associated ideas planted in the mind using advanced psychological weapons employing light and sound waves in multi-media production. Employing the media as the basis for psychological warfare entered its infancy during the reign of Lenin; today it has reached heights that even he would not have dreamed possible (see video below).



Fortunately, Communism is being defeated thanks to a supernatural tidal wave unleashed by the Consecration of Russia by Pope John Paul II on March 25, 1984. Today Gorbachev is a fossil, liberalism is in decline, the Communist Chastisement has been ended and Russia, the scourge of humanity is being converted as we head step by step to an Era of Peace.

The writing is on the wall as Poland and Russia accompanied by the Slavic nations of Eastern Europe and an increasing array of populist parties committed to family and traditional values continue to spread across Europe to the chagrin of globalists who are being outplayed by the Mother of God.


Is That not Conversion – Profound Conversion?

The consecration was repeated in churches throughout Poland. The people united under the leadership of the Polish episcopate, statesmen and military leaders raised their voices:

“Immortal King of Ages Lord Jesus Christ, we Poles stand before you to acknowledge your reign, surrender to your law, and entrust our homeland and the whole nation to you.”


“Humbly bowing our heads before you, King of the Universe, we acknowledge your dominion over the Polish nation, those living in the homeland and throughout the world. Wishing to worship the majesty of Thy power and glory, with great faith and love, we cry out: Rule us, Christ!”

Prior to this Pope John Paul cried out:

“The hour has come when the message of Divine Mercy is able to fill hearts with hope and to become the spark of a new civilization: the civilization of love. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Homily, August 18th, 2002

The Message of Divine Mercy is intimately linked with the Message of Fatima and the promised Era of Peace.  Jesus Himself told Saint Faustina:

Mankind will not have ‘peace’ until it turns with trust to My mercy.”

He told her to:

“Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. … You will prepare the world for My final coming (Diary, 848 and 429).

He also told Faustina, that the spark for the Hour of Mercy precipitating the Era of Peace, both conterminous and ancillary to His “final coming”, the spark He said would come forth from Poland. It has!


Yes, the world is a mess, yes here is a great amount of work to be done, yes the stench of Communist errors are enveloping the atmosphere, but the curse of communism has been abated, these forces are weakening, signs of the promised triumph are all around, but they are not being reported. Newera News, however, is committed to high quality news, to the truth about the Virgin Mary, about the Hour of Mercy and the Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart, please take time and review some of the many news stories we have published during the past year.


CONCLUSION: If Russia is to be the cause of a future chastisement,what in Heaven’s name do we call that which the world just went through?  Russia is no longer implementing, supporting or disseminating all the errors and horrors examined above.  Instead, they are supporting life, fighting abortion, building churches, putting Christian prayer in public schools, requiring teachers to take theology and ethics courses, fighting liberalism, and protecting Christians around the globe. As Our Lady promised: Communism has been defeated in Russia – the 20th Century Chastisement spearheaded by Russia has ended! Russia is becoming a Christian Nation!!


Thank God and thank the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary!!!


Communism has ended in Russia!  Russia is becoming a Christian Nation!! Thank God and thank the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary!!!