On May 13, 1917, three shepherd children, Lucia de Jesus dos Santos and two of her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fatima, Portugal; it was the first of six such apparitions that the children claimed to have witnessed. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine to canonize two shepherd children who say they saw visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago.


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