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Record number of pilgrimages to Fátima in 2015

March 23, 2016

The Sanctuary of Fátima in Portugal hosted a record number of pilgrimages in 2015.

587,128 people in 4,390 registered groups from 90 nations made pilgrimages to the shrine last year, according to a recent press statement from the shrine. 461,300 of these pilgrims came from Portugal.

The registered pilgrims are a fraction of the 6.7 million people who took part in Masses and other events at Fátima in 2015.


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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Mar. 23, 2016 11:03 PM ET USA

    Certainly one of the least comprehensible news stories I have ever read.