Sister Lucia has died

Sister Lucia has died

Sister Lucia, the last of the three visionaries of Fatima, has died. A new saint enters heaven.

Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, the last of three children who claimed to see the Virgin at Fatima and who revealed a vision the Catholic Church said foretold the attempt to kill Pope John Paul, died on Sunday, the Church said.

Dos Santos, 97, who later became a nun, was the eldest of the shepherd children who in 1917 told of seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary six times. She died at her Carmelite convent at Coimbra in central Portugal.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli