The confirmation that Pope Francis had accepted the invitation to come on pilgrimage to Fatima on the 12th and 13th of May, to mark the celebration of the centennial of Our Lady’s first apparition in Fatima, was received with much joy. It will be a short pilgrimage that will include the canonization of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

The theme of the Pope’s visit is: “With Mary, I go on pilgrimage in hope and peace”. The Shrine of Fatima has created an official site with relevant information on the Holy Father’s visit to Fatima that can be accessed here: http://www.papa2017.fatima.pt/en

Many members of the World Apostolate of Fatima from around the world have reported their presence in Fatima for this special occasion.