Pope Francis prays before the image of Our Lady of Fatima
After passing through the airport's chapel, the pope, as a pilgrim, visited the place where the apparitions of Fatima occurred.
He was received by the Sanctuary's rector, as well as the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were awaiting his arrival. ;
He prayed in silence for a few minutes before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, and left a bouquet of flowers at her feet.