Pope Francis blesses the sick following Mass in Fatima
(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Mass in Fatima, after a period of Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament, Pope Francis gave a special blessing to the sick, who had come to the Shrine to pray to Our Lady.
Following the blessing, the Holy Father greeted the sick, reminding them that “whenever we experience a cross,” Jesus “has already been there ahead of us.” He continued, “In His passion, He took upon Himself all our suffering. Jesus knows the meaning of sorrow and pain. He understands us, He comforts us and He gives us strength, as He did to Saint