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Marian Day to be held at Vatican in October

21 Aug. 2013: "Blessed are you for believing" is the theme of the Marian Day to be held in the Vatican in October in the presence of Pope Francis and all the associations of Marian spirituality. The October 12-13 event organized by the Vicariate of Rome and sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, is part of the celebrations of the Year of Faith. The date 13 Oct. coincides with the anniversary of the last apparition of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, who appeared for the sixth and final time to the three shepherd children – Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta at Cova da Iria, Portugal in 1917. Soon after, there was the so-called "miracle of the sun" the solar disc changed color, size and position for about ten minutes. In memory of this date, therefore, the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be brought to St. Peter's Square and exposed to the veneration of the faithful. The highlight of the two-day event will be a pilgrimage to the tomb of Peter and the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square .


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