Images of Fatima on her entry into La Palma, 1954. Photographs by Adolfo Ayut.  
Images of Fatima on her entry into La Palma, 1954. Photographs by Adolfo Ayut.  
Image of Fatima on her entry into Molina de Aragón.  
Image of Fatima on her entry into Terrassa, 1950. By courtesy of Oriol Cardús i Grau.  
Image of Fatima on her entry into Moropoche, 1953.  

By recurring to Fatima as a symbol of anticommunism, the church provoked imitative visions in Central and Southern Europe, mostly experienced by children. In Spain the changes brought about by the Second Vatican Council and the transition from the Franco dictatorship to democracy gave rise to new visionary phenomena, which reached their climax on the seventieth anniversary of the dedication.

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1 Emotional events that consisted of preaching sessions whose purpose was the confession and communion of the largest possible number of people.
2 The rich devotee Pascual Arias supplied the cities and dioceses with copies of the image –2800 in 1950–, and many were sent on missions.

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