We know. Fatima is 130 km from Lisbon and has nothing to do with us. But when Pope Francis comes to Portugal Catholic devoted followers from all over Portugal and Europe will come to see him. Many of them will walk… [caption id="attachment_13528" align="alignleft" width="195"] The 3 kids who saw the ghost of Virgin Mary[/caption] That will happen on 13 May 2017 – the centenary of Our Lady’s (aka Virgin Mary) first apparition to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, three local shepherd children who witnessed the appearance of The Ghost of Virgin Mary – or what is today known as “the miracle of the sun”. Despite prices up to € 1,500 most hotels in the region are already booked around the Pope’s visit. So the event will definitely have an impact on Lisbon. Fatima is definitely worth a visit. The city attracts million of visitors every year – several walk on foot over several days as a sign of devotion. But unless you are Catholic and on a pilgrimage – we suggest you stay away when the Pope is in town.
Around 80,000 pilgrims gathered at the Roman Catholic shrine of Fatima in central Portugal on Thursday to mark the anniversary of what is said to be the final apparition of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917.Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, presided over the open air mass held on the shrine’s vast esplanade, which comes ahead of a visit by Pope Francis in May 2017 for the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of the Virgin. Read the story on Yahoo News here
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