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Pope Francis Canonizes Two Fatima Siblings
Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church celebrate the Canonization of two Portuguese shepherd children during a Mass on Saturday.
Pope Francis prays at the grave site of Portuguese shepherd children Jacinta and Francisco Marto at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2017 in Fatima, Portugal. According to the Vatican, the pair, along with an older cousin named Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, had witnessed apparitions of the Virgin Mary. The site was declared a pilgrimage site after the Roman Catholic Church validated the children's visions.
Pope Francis hugs Lucas Baptista during a mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Saturday on May 13, 2017 in Fatima, Portugal. Lucas, whose medically inexplicable healing was the "miracle" needed for the Marto siblings to be declared saints. The boy, aged 5 at the time, had fallen 6.5 meters (21 feet) from a window in 2013 and suffered such severe head trauma that his doctors said he would be severely mentally disabled or in a vegetative state if he even survived. The boy not only survived, but has no signs of any after-effects.