- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A well-known religious statue is visiting Michigan as part of a U.S. tour that runs through late 2017.

The tour of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima started this year and includes more than 100 dioceses, including the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit starting Sunday. It travels with custodian Patrick Sabat, who gives presentations about its history.

Those involved in the effort say the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace seeks to bring a message of hope, peace and salvation.

Sunday’s stops include Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Detroit and National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak. Starting Aug. 1, the statue will visit churches in the Gaylord, Marquette and Lansing dioceses. A full list of stops is posted online.




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