Photo Story: Fatima Sanctuary without pilgrims for the first time in its history

Our Lady is carried during the procession to the religious celebrations of the International May Anniversary Pilgrimage, which this year is celebrated without the physical presence of pilgrims due to Covid-19 pandemic, at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima sanctuary, Ourem, Portugal, 13 May 2020. The May International Anniversary Pilgrimage celebrates the 13 May 1917 apparition of Our Lady to the three shepherds, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. EPA-EFE/PAULO NOVAIS

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Fatima Sanctuary is seen without pilgrims for the first time in its history during the May International Anniversary Pilgrimage in Fatima, Portugal, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 13th May is celebrated as the date when in 1917 the apparition of Our Lady took place to the three shepherds, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in Fatima.

Fatima Sanctuary without pilgrims for the first time in its history
Nocturnal celebrations of the procession of the candles during the May International Anniversary Pilgrimage in the Fatima Sanctuary this year without pilgrims for the first time in its history, Fatima, Portugal. EPA-EFE/PAULO NOVAIS

 

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