A general view of the Catholic shrine of Fatima during a mass by Pope Benedict XVI in central Portugal, May 13, 2010. Thousands of pilgrims made their way to the Fatima Shrine to attend a mass by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the 93rd anniversary celebrations of the first appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917
posted on 05/13/2010 9:43:52 AM PDT
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"As far the crisis and scandals are concerned, I think that the people wanted to show that they can distinguish between exceptions and the vast majority of their priests," said Manuel Morujao.
"I think that Christians wanted to send a message to say that the Pope ... is very much loved."
Pope Benedict XVI walks to the altar during a mass at the Catholic shrine of Fatima in central Portugal, May 13, 2010.
posted on 05/13/2010 9:45:19 AM PDT
("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
Just in case any readers of this thread think the building that looks like a spaceship is the actual basilica ...
posted on 05/13/2010 7:33:30 PM PDT
(Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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