Pakistani Catholics marking Fatima centenary
(Vatican Radio) Catholics across the world are preparing for the centenary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, on Saturday, May 13. On that day in 1917, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared for the first time to three shepherd children, Lucia Dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. She continued appearing to them the same day for the next 5 months until October 13. The message of the Virgin of Fatima is essentially one of repentance and conversion.
Pope Francis who will be in Fatima for the occasion May 12-13, will celebrate the centenary Mass on