Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fatima faithful climb on statues to see Pope

A rock festival atmosphere awaited Pope Benedict XVI at one of Christianity's most holy shrines in Portugal as flags flew, pilgrims climbed on statues of saints to get a view. Up to 500,000 people were expected to attend the mass on the esplanade at Fatima, where three children are said to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1917, turning the Portuguese village into one of the biggest draws for the Roman Catholic faithful.

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