Updated: 25/04/17 : 11:59:44
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Fatima visions centenary talk for Sligo

THE UPCOMING centenary of the apparitions at Fatima will be marked at a ceremony in Sligo late this week.

Fr Tomas Surlis will give a talk on events in Portugal on May 13th 1917.

He will speak on Friday 28 April at the 7.30pm Mass in St Anne's, Sligo and various ceremonies have also been arranged for the following day.

'Third Secret'

A demand to publish ''the third secret of Fatima'' led ex monk Laurence Downey to hijack an Aer Lingus flight to France in early May 1981.

Days later a Turkish assassin attempted to shoot Pope John Paul at a public event.

The Pope met the shooter in his jail cell and years later also revealed the ''third secret'' from 1917 was the attempted killing.