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June 27, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Roman Catholicism's most tantalizing secrets came to an anticlimactic end Monday as the Vatican unveiled a 62-line handwritten account by Lucia de Jesus dos Santos of what she saw as a 10-year-old shepherd in a pasture near Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917. The text describes a radiant Virgin Mary, a flaming sword and a "Bishop dressed in White," presumed to be a pope, who leads a sad procession of priests and nuns up a mountain through a half-ruined city strewn with corpses.
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February 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who in 1917 claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 120 miles north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources.
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July 3, 1999 | Religion News Service
Pope John Paul II agreed Monday to declare blessed two of the young Portuguese shepherd children whose reports of seeing visions of the Virgin Mary have drawn many millions of pilgrims to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima over the last eight decades.
NEWS
June 27, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Roman Catholicism's most tantalizing secrets came to an anticlimactic end Monday as the Vatican unveiled a 62-line handwritten account by Lucia de Jesus dos Santos of what she saw as a 10-year-old shepherd in a pasture near Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917. The text describes a radiant Virgin Mary, a flaming sword and a "Bishop dressed in White," presumed to be a pope, who leads a sad procession of priests and nuns up a mountain through a half-ruined city strewn with corpses.
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May 14, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since 1917, Roman Catholics have been so fascinated by the tale of three Portuguese shepherd children that they have flocked here by the millions each year to the spot where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared "dressed as the sun" and startled the youngsters with three prophecies. And since 1941, when the lone surviving shepherd revealed two of those predictions in her memoirs, the "third secret of Fatima" has become one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern times.
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February 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who in 1917 claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 120 miles north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources.
WORLD
February 19, 2008 | Maria De Cristofaro, Times Staff Writer
The Vatican on Monday issued new guidelines aimed at making it more difficult to become a saint. The tougher standards follow the papacy of the late John Paul II, who set a record pace in nominating candidates for sainthood. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, who heads the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said in a news conference that local bishops who investigate potential saints must work with "greater sobriety and rigor" to build a candidate's case.
NEWS
May 29, 1985 | United Press International
The Turk who shot Pope John Paul II refused to answer questions about the attack in court Tuesday, again proclaiming "I am Christ" and jeopardizing the state's case against him and seven co-defendants in the 1981 assassination plot. Mehmet Ali Agca, 27, enunciated his words slowly in Italian as he sat before the microphone on the witness stand and made hand gestures in an apparent imitation of the pontiff. "I am Jesus Christ reincarnated. In this generation, the world will be destroyed.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had things worked out differently, Charles H. Keating Jr. might have become a movie mogul instead of a symbol of the disastrous excesses in the savings and loan industry. Keating, former chairman of American Continental Corp., spent more than $100,000 of his company's money in 1987 for a screenplay about a Soviet plot to assassinate the Pope at Fatima, Portugal, according to court records and interviews.
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February 27, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Two days after basketball Coach Daniel Galvan asked Salesian High School students to give $1 each to help 5-year-old Alec Paez in his battle against cancer, they raised about $600. By the time the school presented the money to the Paez family at a basketball game, the amount had swelled to $1,000. "Everybody helped," said Adrian Mendoza, 17, a senior. "People were giving $20, some would get change and give it, and some would give up their lunch and give that money."
NEWS
May 14, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since 1917, Roman Catholics have been so fascinated by the tale of three Portuguese shepherd children that they have flocked here by the millions each year to the spot where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared "dressed as the sun" and startled the youngsters with three prophecies. And since 1941, when the lone surviving shepherd revealed two of those predictions in her memoirs, the "third secret of Fatima" has become one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1999 | Religion News Service
Pope John Paul II agreed Monday to declare blessed two of the young Portuguese shepherd children whose reports of seeing visions of the Virgin Mary have drawn many millions of pilgrims to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima over the last eight decades.
NEWS
January 5, 2000 | ROY RIVENBURG
Something About Mary: One of the biggest mysteries left over from the previous century (aside from why anyone ever let Pauly Shore have a career) is: What is the third secret of Fatima? For those unfamiliar with the story, in 1917 the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, and delivered three messages, or secrets. The first was a prophecy that World War I would end but be followed by a bigger conflict.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had things worked out differently, Charles H. Keating Jr. might have become a movie mogul instead of a symbol of the disastrous excesses in the savings and loan industry. Keating, former chairman of American Continental Corp., spent more than $100,000 of his company's money in 1987 for a screenplay about a Soviet plot to assassinate the Pope at Fatima, Portugal, according to court records and interviews.
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