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‘Today, too, there is a great need of prayer and penance to plead for the grace of conversion, to plead for the end of so many wars that are all over the world’, the Pope said

‘Let’s remember with gratitude and affection all mothers, even our mothers in heaven,’ the Pontiff said

Francisco and Jacinta Marto are the youngest non-martyrs to be declared saints

The Pope prayed and blessed candles at the Chapel of the Apparitions to mark the centenary of Fatima

Do you honour ‘a woman blessed because she believed always and everywhere in God’s words or a ‘plaster statue’ from whom we beg favours at little cost?’ the Pope asked

Pope Francis will canonise brother and sister Francisco and Jacinta Marto

The cardinal said Catholics still stand for the traditional definition of marriage

The Pope will pray to the Virgin Mary to ‘help us follow the example of Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta’

During the visit, the pope was to preside over the canonization ceremony of two of the young seers, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta Marto

‘We are not orphans, we have a mother in heaven,’ the Pope said