Pilgrims Flock to Portugal to Honor Fatima's Miracle

Image: The Our Lady of Fatima statue is carried during the procession of the annual Fatima Sanctuary pilgrimage
The Our Lady of Fatima statue is carried during the procession of the annual Fatima Sanctuary pilgrimage, in Fatima, Portugal, on May 13.PAULO CUNHA / EPA

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The Our Lady of Fatima statue is carried during the procession of the annual Fatima Sanctuary pilgrimage, in Fatima, Portugal, on May 13. Thousands of pilgrims attended festivities marking the 97th anniversary of Fatima's miracle, when three shepherd children claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in May 1917.

Faithful attend a mass at the Catholic shrine of Fatima on Tuesday.FRANCISCO LEONG / AFP - Getty Images