Father Edouard Dhanis
Father Edouard Dani is a Belgian Jesuit. Professor of theology at the KU Leuven from 1933 to 1949. Then he taught at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where in 1963 he was appointed rector by Pope Paul VI.
In the pamphlet The Message of Fatima published by the Vatican in 2000, Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) called Dani an eminent scholar. Dani was the only theologian referred to in this pamphlet.
From 1944, Father Eduard Dani carried out the most stubborn and effective attack on Fatima.
Certain fictitious elements…
The new history of Fatima, which rests on the accounts of Lucy, calls for more reserve. One may fear, without denying the sound judgement or sincerity of the seer, that certain fictitious elements slipped into the accounts. The apparitions of the Angel and the miraculous communion he is supposed to have given the children remain uncertain. The secret, recently published, presents a rather complex situation. Its existence is known since 1917, and what the children very vaguely hinted about its contents corresponds to the text now published. Yet several points present real difficulties. The description of hell may correspond to a symbolic vision given to the children. The messages of Our Lady, however, bear the traces of different additions. Thus, it hardly seems probable that Our Lady asked for the consecration of Russia or that She attributed the provocation of the present war exclusively to the atheistic propaganda of this country. The announcement of the aurora borealis provokes a certain suspicion; and the new theme of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is not presented in very reassuring circumstances, etc.