Pope meets members of Portuguese College, reflects on Fatima visit
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Monday with staff and students of Rome’s Pontifical Portuguese College, reflecting on his forthcoming visit to Fatima this weekend.
Recalling the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children of Fatima, exactly a century ago, the Pope said that encounter was a moment of grace, which enabled Francesco, Giacinta and Lucia to know and love Jesus.
Like a wise and tender teacher, he said, Mary helped them to understand the love of the Trinitarian God as the most important part of their human existence.
In the same way, the Pope said, all those studying and working