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Pope to Mark Fatima Centenary With May 2017 Trip to Portugal

Pope Francis is to visit the Fatima shrine in Portugal next year on the centenary of the date when three shepherd children said the Virgin Mary first appeared to them above an olive tree, Portuguese officials announced Thursday. The pontiff will be in the small farming town on May 12 and 13, 2017, the Portuguese president's office announced on its website. The first apparition was May 13, but a midnight Mass and a candlelight procession the previous day usually kick off the annual...

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