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World Youth Day: Portuguese-Americans to Renew Ancestral Faith in Fatima

In Fall River, Massachusetts, stories about Fatima and Marian processions marking the May 13 feast day of the first apparition are woven into the fabric of community life. Local young adults Joe Silveira and Katrina Pacheco are heading to their ancestral homeland for World Youth Day.

Young pilgrims are heading to World Youth Day in Lisbon and visiting Fatima, spurred by family traditions like homemade Marian shrines.