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  • Shrine in India celebrates centenary of Fatima apparitions

    Shrine in India celebrates centenary of Fatima apparitions

    • May 17, 2017

    The Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, installed relics of Jacinta and Francisco Marto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Karjat, India, on May 13. During the liturgy, Gracias blessed a new altar at the shrine, and renewed the Act of Consecration of the Archdiocese of Bombay to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

  • Fatima saints’ relics installed in Portuguese church in British Columbia

    Fatima saints’ relics installed in Portuguese church in British Columbia

    • May 16, 2017

    Relics of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the seers of Fatima canonized by Pope Francis on Saturday, were installed in Our Lady of Fatima church in Victoria, Canada, on May 14. The relics consisted of fragments of the original coffin of each child. A statue of Our Lady of the Rosary also was unveiled and blessed in a courtyard in front of the church.

  • Everything you need to know about ‘Cold War Mary’

    • May 12, 2017

    The message for those who see Fatima as a message that God loves the simple ones, is it’s a reminder of the basic traits of Christian life: Faith, hope, and charity; including prayer and penance and the need for conversion. On the other hand, there’s the darker and harder-edged Fatima, which played a part in Catholic attitudes during the Cold War.

  • Francis’s trip to Fatima will be short, but hardly irrelevant

    Francis’s trip to Fatima will be short, but hardly irrelevant

    • May 10, 2017

    His May 12-13 outing to Fatima is considered by many observers as the easiest of Francis’s foreign trips so far, with security concerns not being as high as they were when he visited an active war zone when he went to the Central African Republic, nor as politically charged as his two-day trip to Egypt last month. Nonetheless, it’s far from irrelevant.

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