On Fatima's 100th, The Shepherd's Message: "Honor Your Mother"

Posted May 12, 2017 2:11 pm by Editor

Even as the 19th overseas visit of this pontificate makes for yet another formidable (news-)hill to climb, it bears recalling that the Pope has a harder time still going down steps.In that light, as Francis embarks on a weekend pilgrimage to Fatima to lead the centenary of the celebrated Portuguese apparitions – whose young seers he will canonize on but a few weeks’ notice – lest anyone forgot, here’s an encore of Papa Bergoglio’s first encounter with the Madonna of the Cova da Iria, which came to pass at the Vatican within months of his election….*    *    *13

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