New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
World >

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 ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Member of the Archbishops Council Audit Committee

London and Home Counties

  MEMBER OF THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL AUDIT COMMITTEE Contract Type: Initial term of office - 5 years (with possibility of re-appointment) The Archbishops' Council provides a focus for leader...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Retreat house is a family affair

Retreat house is a family affair

Christine Miles takes a six-year-old and a toddler on a half-term break to Scargill, and finds that it offers something for everyone  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

A joint commitment to our neighbours overseas

To mark Christian Aid Week, the leaders of the three main political parties write exclusively for the Church Times on the importance of international development  Read More

Mon 22 May 17 @ 17:57
Christine Miles and her children go on a half-term break to Scargill & finds it offers something for everyone

Mon 22 May 17 @ 13:57
The Church Times Cricket Cup continues in glorious sunshine. Enjoy the game!