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Pope visits Portugal's Shrine of Fatima

Pope Francis leads the blessing of the candles ceremony from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal May 12, 2017. Pope Francis will make two Portuguese shepherd children saints this week, crowning a belief that started with reported visions of the Madonna 100 years ago which have turned the Shrine of Fatima into one of the most famous in Christianity.

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Pope Francis leads the blessing of the candles ceremony from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal May 12, 2017. Pope Francis will make two Portuguese shepherd children saints this week, crowning a belief that...more

Pope Francis leads the blessing of the candles ceremony from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal May 12, 2017. Pope Francis will make two Portuguese shepherd children saints this week, crowning a belief that started with reported visions of the Madonna 100 years ago which have turned the Shrine of Fatima into one of the most famous in Christianity. REUTERS/Nuno Andre Ferreira/Pool
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Faithful hold candles during the blessing of the candles ceremony led by Pope Francis from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Faithful hold candles during the blessing of the candles ceremony led by Pope Francis from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Faithful hold candles during the blessing of the candles ceremony led by Pope Francis from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Francis leads the blessing of the candles ceremony from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis leads the blessing of the candles ceremony from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis leads the blessing of the candles ceremony from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Faithful hold candles during the blessing of the candles ceremony led by Pope Francis from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Faithful hold candles during the blessing of the candles ceremony led by Pope Francis from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Faithful hold candles during the blessing of the candles ceremony led by Pope Francis from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Faithful wait for Pope Francis to lead the blessing of the candles from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Faithful wait for Pope Francis to lead the blessing of the candles from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Faithful wait for Pope Francis to lead the blessing of the candles from the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Francis greets a child after visiting the chapel of Monte Real military airbase in Portugal. 
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Pope Francis greets a child after visiting the chapel of Monte Real military airbase in Portugal. REUTERS/Paulo Cunha/Pool

Pope Francis greets a child after visiting the chapel of Monte Real military airbase in Portugal. REUTERS/Paulo Cunha/Pool
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Pilgrims pray before Pope Francis's arrival at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Pilgrims pray before Pope Francis's arrival at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Pilgrims pray before Pope Francis's arrival at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Veiga/Pool

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Veiga/Pool

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Veiga/Pool
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Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Andre Ferreira/Pool

Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Andre Ferreira/Pool

Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Andre Ferreira/Pool
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A faithful attends the visit of Pope Francis at the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A faithful attends the visit of Pope Francis at the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A faithful attends the visit of Pope Francis at the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Veiga/Pool

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Veiga/Pool

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. REUTERS/Nuno Veiga/Pool
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Pope Francis greets a child after landing at Monte Real military airbase in Portugal. REUTERS/Paulo Cunha/Pool

Pope Francis greets a child after landing at Monte Real military airbase in Portugal. REUTERS/Paulo Cunha/Pool

Pope Francis greets a child after landing at Monte Real military airbase in Portugal. REUTERS/Paulo Cunha/Pool
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On the day before the arrival of Pope Francis, pilgrims walk on their knees to fulfil their vows at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

On the day before the arrival of Pope Francis, pilgrims walk on their knees to fulfil their vows at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

On the day before the arrival of Pope Francis, pilgrims walk on their knees to fulfil their vows at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Pope Francis arrives aboard of a Portuguese Airforce helicopter at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives aboard of a Portuguese Airforce helicopter at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives aboard of a Portuguese Airforce helicopter at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS
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