During the Holy , Year Catholics saw with deep interest photographs of the mother of St. Meria Goretti, who lived to see her daughter canonised. Here is the face of a father who may yet live to see the beatification of two of his children.
He is 83 year-old Manuel Marto, father of Francisco and Jacinta, two of the three children who saw Our Lady at Fatima. Last week it was announced that he had found the lust body of Francisco deep down in the grave where he bad originally been buried.
One of those who officially recognised the remains was Canon Venancio, postulator of the beatification cause of Francisco and Jacinta.