Thousands of faithful

The Pope's vigil at the sanctuary of Fatima

Pope Francis opened the evening vigil at Fatima with the rite of the blessing of candles, among thousands of faithful who waited for hours in front of the Marian shrine. The Pope's trip to Portugal ends on the day of Saturday, May 13, the anniversary of the first of the six apparitions of Our Lady that the three Pastorelli of Fatima had 100 years ago.