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Fatima shepherd children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Fatima shepherd children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, depicted here with their cousin Lucia Santos, will be canonised by Pope Francis during his forthcoming visit to Portugal on May 13th

Pope announces canonisation of Fatima shepherd children

20/04/2017 15:03

Pope Francis announces that the two young shepherd children from Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto will be canonised during his forthcoming visit to the Portuguese town on May 13th.

St Peter's Cricket Club

St Peter's Cricket Club during their last 'Light of Faith' tour to the UK in 2016

Vatican cricketers head to Fatima for interfaith tournament

17/04/2017 12:00

Members of St Peter’s Cricket Club take off for Fatima in Portugal on Wednesday for an interfaith tournament, as well as a visit to the world famous Marian shrine

Pope Francis with St Peter's Cricket Club

Pope Francis with St Peter's Cricket Club, ahead of the Vatican XI's first Light of Faith tour to the UK in 2014

Vatican Cricket Club to visit Portugal for Fatima anniversary

12/04/2017 15:44

St. Peter’s Cricket Club, also known as the Vatican XI, travels to Fatima after Easter for an interfaith tournament that includes Muslim, Hindu and Jewish teams from Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for his Wednesday General Audience

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for his Wednesday General Audience

Pope Francis recalls anniversaries of JPII, Fatima

05/04/2017 10:30

Pope Francis has recalled the 12th anniversary of the death of Pope St. John Paul II (2 April 2005) and his “two great messages of the Merciful Jesus and of Fatima”.

 

File picture dated 1917 of the three Portuguese shepherd children: Servant of God Lucia Dos Santos (C) and her cousins Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco

File picture dated 1917 of the three Portuguese shepherd children: Servant of God Lucia Dos Santos (C) and her cousins Blesseds Jacinta (L) and Francisco Marto (R).

Pope recognizes Fatima children miracle ahead of May visit

23/03/2017 14:31

Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle attributed to the intercession of two Fatima children - Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto. He also approved the canonizations of 30 Brazilian and 3 Mexican martyrs.

 

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Fatima as he arrives for his General Audience in St Peter's square on May 13, 2015

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Fatima as he arrives for his General Audience in St Peter's square on May 13, 2015

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's Fatima visit

20/03/2017 15:18

The Vatican has released the schedule of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Fatima in Portugal, due to take place on 12-13 May

 

A procession with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Shrine at Cova da Iria, in Portugal

A procession with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Shrine at Cova da Iria, in Portugal. On Saturday, it was announced that Pope Francis will travel to Fatima in May to celebrate the centenary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pope Francis to visit Fatima for anniversary of apparitions

17/12/2016 19:29

Pope Francis will visit Portugal in May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima.