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Pope pleads for Church to have ‘heart of children’

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 19 May 2017 @ 12:04

HUNDREDS of thousands gathered in Fátima, Portugal, to see Pope Francis canonise two of the three shepherd children who claimed to have seen apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the town in 1917, on Saturday.

A feast day, 13 May, marks the centenary of the first apparition seen by the children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who were aged nine and seven respectively in 1917, and were initially disbelieved. They died of influenza within three years. Their cousin Lucia, who also reported the ...

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