Friday, February 26, 2010

Benedict XVI will travel to Fatima in May



From May 11th through the 14th, Benedict XVI will travel to Portugal to visit Lisbon, Porto and the Shrine of Fatima. This will be the fifth visit that a Pontiff will have paid to Fatima, after Paul VI in 1967 and John Paul II in 1982, 1991, and 2000 -- images of which you are now seeing. In 2000, John Paul II went to Fatima for the beatification of Jacinta and Francisco, two of the young shepherds from Fatima to whom Our Lady appeared. On that occasion, the third mystery of Fatima was revealed, and during the homily John Paul II said that the message of Fatima is an appeal to conversion in order that humanity may avoid being ensnared by the dragon from the Book of Revelation.

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