In the video below, you can view talks by ambassadors and experts including Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the UN; Johnnette Benkovic, founder of Women of Grace and an EWTN show host; Ambassador Alvaro Mendonca e Moura, the Portuguese representative to the UN; and others. They focused on how the Fatima apparitions modeled the roles of women and children in pursuing peace in every age, drawing from the teaching and insights of sources as varied as St. John Paul II’s apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity of Women) and the UN Charter.

The United Nations Celebrates Fatima

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The United Nations on May 12 marked the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, with a conference titled, "The Centenary of Fatima and the Enduring Relevance of Its Message of Peace."

Sponsored by the Portuguese delegation at the UN and the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, the event drew a packed crowd of about 600 people. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and its custodian, Marian Helper Judy Studer, were also present.

Here is the full video of the presentations. (It requires the latest version of Flash. Simply click on the panel below.)

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