At about 5:35 p.m. this afternoon local time, Pope Francis’ helicopter touched down at the Stadium of Fátima.
He then traveled to the “Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima” where he visited the Chapel of the Apparitions, where about a thousand children were gathered. Upon his arrival, he was welcomed by the Rector of the Shrine. After having had a moment of silence in front of the image of Our Lady, Pope Francis pronounced the following prayer. At the end of the time of prayer, the Holy Father gave a Golden Rose to the Virgin of Fátima and after the final blessing, he went by car to the house “Nossa Senhora do Carmo” where he is residing during his stay.
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father’s prayer: