Pope Francis in Fatima: arrival ceremony
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’s plane touched down at Monte Real Air Base shortly before 4:30pm local time in Portugal. The sky was threatening for much of the afternoon – not in the way it is always threatening a little rain in the height of springtime a thousand feet up and twenty-odd miles off the Atlantic coast – but a serious thunderstorm.
Chris Altieri is in Fatima with the Pope. He sent us this report:
The crowds at the airport were larger than I expected to see them, not only for the weather, but especially since they were there only to catch