Visionaries' canonization would 'complete' the Fatima centenary

Fatima’s bishop has said the centenary of the locale’s Marian apparition would not be complete without the announcement of the canonization of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the children who witnessed the apparition. “I would consider the centenary to be incomplete without the canonization. I have had this hope. We are in time… Continue reading Visionaries' canonization would 'complete' the Fatima centenary

Our Lady of Fatima to be crowned again to mark centenary year

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue and Relics will arrive at Westminster Cathedral on February 18 Cardinal Nichols will crown Our Lady of Fatima and consecrate England to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday February 18. The consecration will be a renewal of the original offering made by Cardinal… Continue reading Our Lady of Fatima to be crowned again to mark centenary year

Vatican releases exciting news for Pope Francis on Fatima apparition anniversary

Thought rumors have been floating around for some time, the Vatican confirmed Saturday that Pope Francis will travel to Fatima, Portugal May 12-13 in honor of the centenary of the apparitions. “On the occasion of the centenary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria, and welcoming the invitation of the… Continue reading Vatican releases exciting news for Pope Francis on Fatima apparition anniversary

The 100th Fatima anniversary brings with it three ways to obtain an indulgence

For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017. The rector of the Fatima Shrine in Portugal, André Pereira, explained to CNA that the… Continue reading The 100th Fatima anniversary brings with it three ways to obtain an indulgence

Pope Francis sends Telegrams to Heads of States

As a usual tradition the Holy Father have sent a telegram to the Presidents of the countries that his plane flew over on his way back to Rome from his just concluded six (6) days Apostolic Journey to Mexico. These nations include Mexico, the United States, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, he invoked God’s divine and abundant blessings… Continue reading Pope Francis sends Telegrams to Heads of States

Full Text of Pope Francis' interview with Portuguese radio station

In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes to confession. Aired for the first time Sept. 14, the interview was conducted by Vatican journalist Aura Miguel with Portugal-based Radio Renascença (Renaissance) Sept. 8.… Continue reading Full Text of Pope Francis' interview with Portuguese radio station