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Two New Child Saints

Pope Francis creates new children saints on visit to Portugal holy site.

The pontiff declared the elevation of the young shepherd siblings, a century after they are said to have seen the Madonna.

Pope Francis has created two of the Catholic Church’s youngest saints by canonising a brother and sister who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago.

The pontiff declared the elevation of the young shepherd siblings – Francisco and Jacinto Marto – during a visit to the Portugese town of Fatima that has now become a major pilgrimage site.

The announcement makes the pair, who died aged just nine and 10 within three years of the 1917 apparitions, the youngest saints of the church who were not martyrs.

Hundreds of thousands of onlookers broke into applause as the pope spoke at the>>

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