Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, based upon the same “Our Lady of Fatima” prophecy, predicted that Islam would be converted to Christianity “through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God”:
“The Koran … has many passages concerning the blessed Virgin. First of all, the Koran believes in her Immaculate Conception and also in her Virgin Birth. … Mary, then, is for the Moslems the true Sayyida, or Lady. The only possible serious rival to her in their creed would be Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed himself. But after the death of Fatima, Mohammed wrote: ‘Thou shalt be the most blessed of all the women in Paradise, after Mary.’”
Sheen considers it remarkable that “Our Lady” appeared in the Portuguese village of Fatima (named after Mohammed’s daughter during the Moslem occupation) and thus became known as “Our Lady of Fatima.” When a statue of “Our Lady of Fatima” is carried through Moslem areas of Africa, India, and elsewhere, Moslems turn out by the hundreds of thousands to worship her. In two days an estimated 500,000 came to give their respects to this idol in Bombay, India.