Pope Francis to visit Fatima for the feast on May 13th

 

Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal for with 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three children.  The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta from May 13, 1917 to October 13, 1917.  The Pope will be in Fatima on May 12th and 13th at the invitation of the local bishop.  Also, the Pope will be canonizing two of the children, Blessed Francisco and Jacinta, who died as children.  Lucia joined a convent of Dorothean sisters and later became a Carmelite nun.  She died on February 13, 2005.  Her process towards canonization is in progress.