Pope Francis Canonizes Two Shepherd Children in Front of Huge Crowds at Fatima

Posted on May 13, 2017 in DeSales Blog, Press Room

As Pope Francis celebrated Saturday’s canonization Mass at the Shrine of Fatima in front of more than half a million people, the DeSales Media Group was up early to cover the historic event.

“We declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto as saints,” Pope Francis said.

He focused on Mary’s message and example as much as the appartition.

“The Virgin Mother did not come here so that we could see her,” he said in his homily. “We will have all eternity for that, provided, of course, that we go to heaven. Our Lady foretold, and warned us about, a way of life that is godless and indeed profanes God in his creatures … Mary came to remind us that God’s light dwells within us and protects us.”

DeSales coverage of the Mass included live video on NET TV with commentary by Ed Wilkinson, editor of The Tablet, and Liz Fabulas, anchor of Currents. Our journalists and outlets also brought real-time quotes and images, some of which you can see below, to their audiences via social media.

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