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A man reacts as he carries a wounded girl who survived an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus (CNS photo/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

Maronite leader said survivors are praying, but added the bombings are “a kind of Russian roulette”

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelit vigil at the shrine in Portugal (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The rector of the Shrine of Fatima says the statue brings with it ‘a message of peace’

Pope Francis prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima (Photo: CNS)

The devotion was explained by Our Lady to Sister Lucia 90 years ago this December

Pope Francis points to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (CNS)

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelit vigil at the shrine in Portugal (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

“There is no fourth secret and there are no other hidden secrets,” says Cardinal Amato

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

Francis says the month of May is a fitting time to start the habit of a daily rosary

Patriarch Kirill doesn’t want large sections of his flock looking westwards

The Russian Orthodox Church cannot afford to alienate Ukrainians as it bids for primacy within the Orthodox world

The statue has been brought to Rome from Portugal to mark Marian Day and the Vatican’s Year of Faith.

Pope Francis and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima (Photo: PA)

Ceremony held in front of 100,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis (AP)

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration