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Switzerland. Canton Valais. St-Maurice. Africa Saints Pilgrimage (Pèlerinage aux Saints d'Afrique). Religious <br />
ceremony in St-Maurice's abbey. African women and men gather for a catholic mass. A man wears a shirt with drawing of "Our Lady of Fátima " a title for the Virgin Mary due to her reputed apparitions to three shepherd children at Fátima, Portugal in 1917. The title of Our Lady of the Rosary is also sometimes used to refer to the same apparition. According to religious tradition, Mary was an Israelite Jewish woman and the mother of Jesus. Among her many other names and titles are the Virgin Mary or Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and Saint Mary in Western churches, Theotokos in Orthodox Christianity, and Maryam, mother of Isa in Islam. 2.06.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef