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A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through the crowd May 12 at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal.  (CNS photo/Rafael Marchante, Reuters)

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue and Relics will arrive at Westminster Cathedral on February 18

Guterres has ‘a reputation for getting into the thick of it’ (AP)

The improbable Secretary-General

He’s a practising Catholic who opposes abortion and gay marriage. How on earth has António Guterres been appointed head of the UN?

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through a crowd at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal (CNS)

Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017

The Pope has accepted an invitation from the president and bishops of Portugal

António Guterres was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for ten years (AP)

The former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres, a Catholic, has been nominated as UN secretary-general

A woman uses a tree branch to fight a fire on a road leading a village in northern Portugal, on  August 11 (AP)

The Pope is praying for ‘courage’ for those affected by wildfires in Portugal and Spain

Bishop Kenney: ‘You will never reform the EU from the outside’ (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop William Kenney of Birmingham said groups such as CAFOD would lose grants

Cristiano Ronaldo donates £100,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (Photo: PA)

His story shows that footballing glory cannot buy you happiness

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

Pilgrims pray by and view the body of St Francis Xavier during an exposition of the saint in December 2004 (CNS)

‘This is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our faith,’ said Archbishop Filipe de Rosario Ferrao

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres  (CNS)

Antonio Guterres says his agency and others working with migrants can do more