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Portuguese bishop reports Pope confirmed visit to Fatima in May

October 03, 2016

Pope Francis has said that he will visit the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima next May, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Marian apparitions there.

Bishop Nuno Bras da Silva Martins, an auxiliary of the Lisbon patriarchate, reported that he had spoken briefly with the Holy Father on October 3, and mentioned that people in Portugal were expecting him to visit. “I shall go,” the Pontiff replied, “but to Fatima”—indicating that his trip would be only a visit to the shrine, not a longer stay in Portugal.

 
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