• Short Summary

    AN ESTIMATED HALF A MILLION PEOPLE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA IN PORTUGAL TO MARK THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPEARANCES OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN TO THREE FATIMA CHILDREN.

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    AN ESTIMATED HALF A MILLION PEOPLE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA IN PORTUGAL TO MARK THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPEARANCES OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN TO THREE FATIMA CHILDREN.

    THE CEREMONIES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED BY THE CARDINAL PERICLE FELICI, PAPAL LEGATE, WHO UNVEILED A STATUE OF THE POPE TO COMMEMORATE THE HOLY FATHER'S VISIT TO THE SHRINE OF FATIMA LAST YEAR.

    IN A MESSAGE TO THE PILGRIMS THE POPE ASKED THEM TO PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE AND FOR PEACE WITHIN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

    AMONG THE DIGNITARIES ATTENDING THE JUBILEE FESTIVITIES WERE TWO CARDINALS, 23 ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS AND HUNDREDS OF PRIESTS FROM PORTUGAL AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. THE PILGRIMAGE CLOSED A YEAR CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS IN 1917.

    THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE VIRGIN TO THE THREE PORTUGUESE CHILDREN OCCURRED ON THE MAY 13, 1917. THE VISION WAS REPEATED ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH UNTIL OCTOBER WHEN THE VIRGIN DISCLOSED HERSELF AS THE LADY OF THE ROSARY. SHE ASKED THE CHILDREN TO PRAY FOR PEACE. THE VISIONS WERE NOT ACCEPTED UNTIL 1930, AND WERE THE SUBJECT OF SCEPTICISM UNTIL THAT YEAR, WHEN PAPAL INDULGENCES WERE GRANTED TO PILGRIMS VISITING THE SITE OF THE APPARITIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RKFZWRM5C7W08Z4UHF7MCDEI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RKFZWRM5C7W08Z4UHF7MCDEI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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