A string of 26 meters high will receive the Pope in Portugal

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On May 12, Francisco will make a pilgrimage to the shrine of Fatima. | Photo: EFE

A Rosary of 540 pounds and 26 meters in height created by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos will receive Pope Francisco at the shrine of Fatima on 12 may, when he will visit the temple to commemorate the centenary of the apparitions of the Virgin.
The work entitled “Suspension”, made of white beads, was presented at the entrance of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and will glow from the night of May 12, daily at 21:30 local time, when it starts the prayer of the Rosary in the chapel of the apparitions. This ritual will last until October.
> Pope urges Venezuela to prevent violence the piece, commissioned by the own shrine to commemorate the centenary arises because, according to the testimony of the three shepherds, the Virgin was holding a string of white beads when she appeared at Fatima.
White beads Rosary has become a common to all pilgrims membership going to Fatima, regardless of their status and social, cultural, or geographical origin. The creation of Joana Vasconcelos is derived from a line of works developed by the Portuguese artist for 20 years.
> Francisco Pope rejects “extremism” in a mass in Egypt Francisco Pope visited Fatima, located 130 kilometers Northwest of Lisbon, Portugal, on 12 and 13 May to participate in the celebrations of the centenary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
The cult of Fatima was born when three Portuguese children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco) claimed that they had witnessed various apparitions of the Virgin.