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Last of Fatima children laid to rest

15 February 2005 23:24

The last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary at Fatima in 1917 was buried today.

Lucia dos Santos was buried after a procession marked by tears, flowers and handkerchiefs.

Thousands of mourners packed the streets of Coimbra in Portugal, 150 kilometres north of Lisbon, as the Carmelite nun's hearse passed.

Sister Lucia, who as a child described visions which the Catholic Church later said foretold the attempt to kill Pope John Paul in 1981, died on Sunday aged 97.

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