America Films May 13, 2017

In Portugal, Pope Francis canonizes two children who saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fatima

Pope Francis embraces Lucas Batista from Brazil as offertory gifts are presented during the canonization Mass of Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
Gerard O’Connell May 13, 2017
Pope Francis made history by canonizing Jacinta and Francisco Marto, the first child saints who are not martyrs.
The Editors May 11, 2017
Updates on Pope Francis’ trip to Fatima as well as the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
Pilgrims arrive at the Marian shrine of Fatima May 10 in central Portugal (CNS photo/Paulo Cunha, EPA).
Gerard O’Connell May 11, 2017
One million pilgrims are expected to join Pope Francis in Fatima on May 12 to 13 for the centenary celebration of the apparitions of Our Lady to three Portuguese shepherd children.
Portuguese shepherd children Lucia dos Santos, center, and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, are seen in a file photo taken around the time of the 1917 apparitions of Mary at Fatima. (CNS photo/EPA)
Gerard O’Connell May 10, 2017
On Saturday Pope Francis will canonize two of the children who saw the Marian apparitions in 1917.
The sun sets behind a statue of Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
The focus is more on the message than the miracle.