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Pope Francis, like a pilgrim, departs Our Lady of Fatima waving a white handkerchief

The canonization of the two "shepherds" was full of emotion, especially at the end of the ceremony, where in a procession they they took the image of Our Lady to the place of the apparitions.

Among the closing songs, the pilgrims that were present waved white handkerchiefs as a gesture of farewell to Our Lady. Pope Francis joined them once more. ;