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The Sanctuary of Fatima
The huge Sanctuary of Fatima commemorates the 1917 sighting of the "Virgin of the Rosary" by three peasant children, Francisco and Jacinto Marto and Lucia Dos Santos. All are buried in the basilica of the church.  The photo on the right depicts the nightly torchlight processional at the church.
The grave of Francisco Marto in the floor of the basilica.
Religious icons are abundant in stores near the Sanctuary.
This huge church  is outgrown. Thousands of people visit the church on pilgrimages.  A much larger church is being built adjacent to the Sanctuary.
A nun chats with a visitor while a lady prays.
Copyright 2007 - Dave Hutchinson