Papal Visit to Fatima Possible

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FATIMA, Portugal, Brazil, MAY 13, 2007 ( Benedict XVI has expressed his desire to visit the Marian shrine at Fatima, says Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

Cardinal Sodano, the papal delegate to the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of Mary's apparitions at Fatima, revealed the Pope's wish on Saturday. The cardinal told the press about a brief conversation he had with Benedict XVI before the Pope's departure for Brazil.

"I hope one day, if God will give me the health, to travel there," the Pope said, according to Sodano, who is also dean of the College of Cardinals. The Portuguese news agency Ecclesia reported the cardinal's disclosure.

Cardinal Sodano said to the journalists in Fatima: "I am certain that one day you too will have him here."

The celebrations in Fatima end today.