The delegations of the Shrines of Europe group: Lourdes, Czestochowa, Loreto, Einsiedeln, Mariazell and Altötting met in Fátima, upon invitation of the President of Ourém/Fátima Luís Miguel Albuquerque. During a working meeting in the town hall of Ourém, important decisions about the future collaboration of the workin group Shrines of Europe were taken.
Another important point on the agenda was a presentation by Mayor Anton Salman from the city of Bethlehem. The presentation about the history of the city, its pilgrimage and vision were very enriching for the group. It was unanimously deliberated to accept the Municipality of Bethlehem from Palestine as an associated partner of the Shrines of Europe.