Carmo Rodeia clarified that the sanctuary still does not know if the two people have any connection, referring that the woman was also retained by the GNR.
The international pilgrimage of May, which began today, takes place for the first time in its history without pilgrims in the enclosure of the Sanctuary of Fátima, following the Government’s decisions in the face of the covid-19 pandemic, with only those directly involved in the different celebratory moments.
The celebrations, which started at 9:30 pm today, will only count on the presence of people directly involved in the different celebratory moments and, in addition to the Shrine’s calls to people to stay at home, the GNR has been preventing since Saturday pilgrims access to Fátima.
In view of the “atypical” situation, the Sanctuary of Fátima asked pilgrims to be unable to be present, to pilgrimage “with their hearts”, challenging them to light a candle tonight, in the windows of their houses, in order to repeat “one of the most iconic gestures in Fátima”.
Today, after the rosary prayer, the Candles Procession will follow, this time on a shorter route.