2017 (EN)

Great emotion in Fatima when Pope Francis, with the images of the two shepherds Francesco and Giacinto Marto behind him, canonizes them "SAINT" of the Church.
The applause of the oceanic crowd gathered around the Fatima Shrine wing exploded at the announcement.
Born in Alijusterel, less than two years apart, they died shortly after the apparitions (the first 100 years ago, on 13 May 1917) as Our Lady had announced. Short lives but sufficiently valid for the Catholic Church to recognize, for the first time in its 2000 years of history, the"heroic virtues and the maturity of the faith of non-martyr children".