The World Apostolate of Fatima is constituted by people from all over the world who adhere to the principles of the movement by making the PLEDGE. In the spreading of the Message and promotion of the New Evangelization, the members are inserted in the parish, diocesan and national structures of the Movement and in the dynamics of their local Church, in communion with the Pastors of the Church.
The member-nations of the World Apostolate of Fatima are classified in categories defined by the International Statutes:
Principal Nations: Are those nations whose Bishops’ Conference or several Diocesan Bishops have welcomed the World Apostolate of Fatima and their activities within their local Church, through a written document. These nations have the status of a National Center. In addition, these nations must also possess proper Statutes, have elected officers and be in compliance with their obligations under the International Constitution.
Advancing Nations: Are the nations that have one or more Bishops who have given recognition to the World Apostolate of Fatima but whose members or groups have not yet constituted an Association, possess Statutes or held national election of officers.
Beginning Nations: Are those nations wherein individual members and groups exist but are not integrated into any official structure of the Apostolate in that country.