During the visit, he also canonized two of the young visionaries, Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
His words came during the homily of the Mass he celebrated on Saturday, celebrating the anniversary of the first of six apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary to three young illiterate shepherds in Portugal.
Pope Francis said the claims are still being looked into in remarks reported in full by Catholic News Agency.
Pope Francis leads a candle light vigil prayer at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Friday, May 12 2017, in Fatima, Portugal.
- "Long live the pope" - erupted when Francis pulled into Fatima's main square, which had been doused by heavy rains but was treated to a brilliant warm sun by the time he arrived.
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Pope Francis concluded his address by mentioning the celebration of Mother's Day in several countries and prompting a moment of prayer.
In her apparitions in Fatima, Labajo said the Blessed Virgin Mary had a concrete appeal to mankind: prayer, penance, conversion, consecration to her Immaculate Heart, as well as adoration and Eucharistic reparation. He will make two of them saints at a Mass on Saturday.
It all began on May 13, 1917, when three cousins, aged 7-10, Francisco and Jacinta Marto and Lucia dos Santos, reported that they had seen a vision of the Virgin Mary as they grazed their sheep.
Accord trouvé avec les mutins — Côte d'Ivoire
Des tirs étaient également audibles en provenance du camp Gallieni, au Plateau, l'un des points chauds de la journée du 12 mai. Ce contingent correspond aux anciens rebelles qui ont soutenu Alassane Ouattara pendant la crise électorale de 2010-2011.
After having lunch with Portuguese bishops, the pontiff left the rural town in his popemobile. On the edge of town, he switched to a standard auto for the brief ride to the airport.
Pope Francis has voiced serious doubt about the authenticity of alleged continuing apparitions of the Madonna in Medjugorje, a once-obscure village in Bosnia boosted by the pilgrim business.
The boy, then five years old, fell 6.5 metres from a window in 2013 and suffered such severe head trauma that doctors said he would be severely mentally disabled or in a vegetative state if he even survived. They were with their son, Lucas, whose medically inexplicable healing was the "miracle" needed for the Marto siblings to be declared saints.
Lucas and the pope embraced during the Mass. They broke into applause as soon as the pope read the proclamation aloud.
The holiness of these children is not a effect of the apparitions they received, he said, but of the "fidelity and ardor with which they returned the privilege they received of being able to see the Virgin Mary".
In February, Pope Francis appointed Polish Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands of pilgrims who flock to Medjugorje each year.
Numerous pilgrims planned to spend the night on the plaza to await Mass on Saturday morning. The pair died in 1919.
More than a thousand people attended the liturgical service which was also held to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the parish.
When the two impoverished siblings first reportedly had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago on the spot where the sanctuary now lies, they were likely far from imagining they would one day join the ranks of prominent saints like Mother Teresa.
During the meeting with staff and students the First Minister also said that scrapping the Erasmus scheme would be "bonkers". In Sunday's interview, Ms Sturgeon also admitted many SNP voters backed Brexit , despite the party's pro-EU stance.
His recent movie credits include " Dirty Grandpa ", " Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising " and " Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates ". The filming of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile will begin in October and it will be completely funded by Voltage.
James Gunn is also back in the director's seat, following his ground-breaking work on the original film. It's possible that Groot won't just be larger than his Guardians of the Galaxy form, but nastier.
La flexibilité fait aujourd’hui partie des considérations essentielles pour presque tous les produits présents sur le marché. Il vous suffit d’appuyer sur un bouton, et le siège se repositionnera dans la position qui vous convient.
His Real Madrid side played quite poorly this season and he has been dealing with large shares of the criticism himself. This is something which will only further his playing career and his first accolade may come as soon as this summer.
The Syrian government, supported by Russian Federation and Iran, has "sunk to a new level of depravity ", Jones said. And Russia must bear responsibility to ensure regime compliance". "Whether or not it will work, I have no idea".
Earlier in the day, McMaster ran into a group of reporters gathered in the White House seeking comment on the story. Mr Trump met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office last week.
According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are predicting a consensus target price of $41.50 on company stock. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB boosted its position in Hain Celestial Group by 3.1% in the third quarter.
Une première période marquée par un but de Aliadière refusé de manière très discutable par le corps arbitral. Le natif de Mont-de-Marsan a planté le deuxième but dijonnais, son onzième de la saison en Ligue 1 .
Merkel said that Germany needs France to succeed, emphasising that "Europe will only do well if there is a strong France". Philippe has worked in the private sector, including for French nuclear giant Areva and an American law firm.
Un juppéiste nommé à Matignon — France
Philippe, le secrétaire général des Républicains Bernard Accoyer a répondu qu'il n'en était "pas question", mais souligné que M. Il y a actuellement près de 6 millions de chômeurs, on ne peut pas ne rien faire.
Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane pays tribute to son Theo
They knew Atletico had tried everything possible, but the damage had been done eight days before at the Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane, who played for The Old Lady between 1996 and 2001, told reporters what it meant to him.
JO 2024: Macron s'engage pour Paris
L'année 2024 coïncide avec le centenaire des derniers Jeux olympiques organisés à Paris. C'est ce qu'a dit à la presse Bernard Lapasset, co-directeur du comité de candidature.
Macron ira à Lausanne puis à Lima
Les membres du comité de candidature ont été très touchés par ce geste ", a commenté un porte-parole du comité de candidature. Ce serait là l'une des rares infrastructures à faire sortir de terre avant les Jeux olympiques de 2024.
Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in Madrid Open final
Nadal had to stave off a break point on his own serve to consolidate the break for 2-0. "All in all, I did try my best". It was the 14th straight victory for the fifth-ranked Nadal , and his tour-leading 33rd for the year.
Phil Thompson predicts where Arsenal, Liverpool will finish
We had a hard period and we recovered from it. "The only chance we have to be in the top four know is to win our game". Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out until the FA Cup final while Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Santi Cazorla long-term absentees.