At the Fatima Sanctuary, North of the Portuguese Capital Lisbon, lies one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary, The Igreja da Santíssima Trindade (Church of the Holy Trinity).
Ranked as the Fourth Largest Christian Church in the World, the low, oval, white building accommodates nearly 9,000 worshipers. the church was constructed between 2004 and 2007, A Greek named Alexandros Tombazis was the Architect of the Church. The first stone was laid on June 6, 2004; it was a piece of marble taken from the tomb of Apostle Peter, over which St Peter’s Basilica in Rome was built. The Igreja da Santíssima Trindade (Church of the Holy Trinity) was consecrated on October 12, 2007, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Apparitions of Fátima.