The new pastoral year will have as theme “Praise the Lord who lifts up the weak” and presents the message of Fatima as the expression of the solicitude of God for a suffering humankind.
The Bishop of Leiria-Fatima presided over the Presentation Day of the Pastoral Year Theme and challenged Christians to be “more enthusiastic” when talking about God
The meeting, to be held on July 10th, begins in the heart of the Shrine, the Chapel of the Apparitions, to rise, in the children´s heart, gratitude for the gift of pilgrimage in Church
Dealing with the theme: “Fatima today: what does it mean?”, this seminar is intended to “find new ways to talk about Fatima, scrutinize the richness of its themes and outline relevant keys for interpreting the Message of Fatima for the humanity of 21st century”
During the homily of the mass of the Anniversary Pilgrimage of June, the Bishop Emeritus of Santarem called upon the pilgrims for the ecclesial communion through the merciful love of Jesus, mentioning the Virgin Mary as an example