1946 - Pius XII. On May 13, 1946, Cardinal Masella, the papal legate, on behalf of Pius XII, crowned a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
1956 - Cardinal Roncalli (later Pope Bl. John XXIII), in his homily at Fatima prayed through the intercession of Mary for the grace of justice, mercy and peace.
1965 to 67 - Paul VI. Pope Paul VI stressed the importance of the Fatima message. In a speech at the end of the third session of the Second Vatican Council promised to send the Golden Rose to Fatima. He sent it to the shrine in 1965, by the papal legate, Cardinal Cento. Paul VI went on pilgrimage to Fatima on May 13, 1967 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the apparitions.
1977 - Cardinal Luciani (later Pope John Paul I). The Cardinal went on pilgrimage to Fatima on 10 July 1977 and called there to pray the rosary.
1982 to 2000 - John Paul II. Well known was the deep respect and devotion of John Paul II for Our Lady of Fatima. On the anniversary of the assassination attempt, in 1981, on 13 May 1982 Pope John Paul II went to the Fatima sanctuary and made a votive offering of a golden rosary to Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life. On May 13, 2000 Pope John Paul II beatified Francisco and Jacinta Marto, in Fatima.
2008 - Benedict XVI. Instructed the beatification process of Sister Lucia to begin earlier than the required five years after her death.