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Old 13-05-2017, 01:57 PM
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"Two dead children to be made saints by the Pope"

Lol what the fuck was I thinking when I gave this thread a title .

Anyhow, it happen yesterday, it will probably bring world peace .......

Pope arrived in Portugal to canonise two children who had visions of Virgin Mary

Pope Francis and pilgrims from around the world are flocking to a Catholic shrine town in Portugal to honour two poor children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church.

Francis arrived in Portugal on Friday afternoon to celebrate the centenary of the apparitions and canonise the illiterate shepherd children.He is hoping the message of peace that they reported 100 years ago, when Europe was in the throes of the First World War, will resonate with the Catholic faithful today.

Thousands of pilgrims, waving flags from as far as Venezuela, Argentina and Cuba, braved a steady cold rain on Friday as they waited for him, many spending the night outdoors to make sure they had a good spot.
The crowd in the Fatima shrine's huge square erupted in applause and cheers when TV screens showed the pontiff stepping off the plane at a nearby Portuguese Air Force base.

There was no official crowd estimate, but authorities had previously said they were expecting one million to come.

Over the past few days, church groups, families and individuals have made their way to Fatima, about 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Lisbon, some completing the final leg of the pilgrimage on their knees in prayer.

Carrying candles, rosaries and roses, they have made their way to the statue dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima or tossed wax body parts - ears, hearts, limbs - into a huge fire to pray for healing.

"For me it is the second time I am here with a pope, first with John Paul II and now with Papa Francisco," said pilgrim Elisabete Fradique Conceicao in between rain showers.

"They are simple men and that simplicity makes sense when you think what happened here 100 years ago."

On May 13 1917, while they were grazing their sheep, the children saw the first of half a dozen visions of the Virgin Mary.

They said she revealed to them three "secrets" - apocalyptic messages foreshadowing the Second World War, hell, the rise and fall of communism and the death of a pope - and urged them to pray for peace and turn away from sin.

At first doubted by the local Catholic Church and even their parents, the children's story gained believers and was eventually accepted as an authentic apparition by the church in 1930.

The children being canonised, brother and sister Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who were nine and seven at the time of the apparitions, died of influenza two years later.

Their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, at 10 the ringleader of the group and who became the main raconteur of their tale, is on track for beatification, the first step towards becoming a saint.

Her case could not begin until after her death in 2005.
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Old 13-05-2017, 01:58 PM
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And we laugh at Scientologists.
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who besides gay guys wanks to the eurovision?
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Old 13-05-2017, 02:02 PM
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And we laugh at Scientologists.
and David Icke
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Old 13-05-2017, 02:09 PM
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The Popes ass looks huge in that dress, wasn't he a skinny fucker when he started out?
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