• Short Summary

    Roman Catholic pilgrims from all over the world gathered in the village of Fatima in central Portugal on Tuesday (13 May).

  • Description

    Roman Catholic pilgrims from all over the world gathered in the village of Fatima in central Portugal on Tuesday (13 May). They were there to celebrate the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three peasant children in 1917. Pilgrims visit the shrine twice a year, many coming with the hope of being cured of their illnesses.

    An estimated 400,000 pilgrims were in Fatima on Tuesday to join in a procession and attend a Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Koenig. Tuesday's festival was quieter than the last pilgrimage in October, 1974. Strict security measures were in force then, with police manning roadblocks because of fears of internal terrorists attempting to cause major disruptions.

    The first national pilgrimage to Fatima took place in 1927, and on the 50th anniversary of the vision over a million pilgrims heard Pope Paul VI saying Mass.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WN94TWHC40RW9SG6I7C1FTXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WN94TWHC40RW9SG6I7C1FTXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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