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Statue of Mary at Medjugorje

Medjugorje reportedly sees a decline in pilgrims after the Pope says a ruling on the apparitions is imminent

Pope Francis prays in front of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a Marian vigil in St Peter's Square in 2013 (CNS)

The diocese of Leiria-Fátima says Francis’s visit will coincide with the centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis says Mary is ‘not a postmaster of the post office sending messages every day’

Pilgrims pray around a statue of the Virgin Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje (CNS photo)

The rules were approved in 1978 but only made available in Latin

The shrine at Banneux, Belgium

Mariette Beco had the visions in 1933 in the small town of Banneux in Belgium