They will pray "for all the victims from these past years and months, pray for Christians killed."
Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto.
The apparitions of Mary at Fatima in 1917 were not the first supernatural events reported there.
A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict XVI's 90th birthday.
The pope's celebration of Easter got underway the night before in a packed St. Peter's Basilica.
He came to make himself a slave for us, to give his life for us and to love us to the end."
"The priest makes the message joyful by his whole being."
"There is no other way to defeat evil and give hope to the world."
Pope Francis and cardinals present in Rome will formally approve the canonizations of two of the children who saw Mary in Fatima, a large group of Brazilian martyrs, three child martyrs from Mexico and two…
Taken together, the 10 countries with the most Catholics account for almost 56 percent of the world's Catholic population, the Vatican reported.