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Pope will consecrate world to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Catholic World News - August 21, 2013

Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Vatican ceremony on October 13.

The “Marian Day” ceremony, organized by the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, will be held on the anniversary of the final appearance of the Virgin Mary at Fatima. For the occasion, the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be brought from the shrine in Portugal to the Vatican, for public veneration on October 12 followed by the consecration ceremony the following day.

Pope Francis will also speak on Marian devotion, and preside at Eucharistic adoration, and lead the Rosary with audio links to Marian shrines around the world on the eve of the consecration.

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Aug. 22, 2013 4:58 PM ET USA

    Dagbat - this consecration has taken place per Sr. Lucia's instructions and satisfaction but another one won't hurt! We must all offer ourselves to Mary' Immaculate Heart.

  • Posted by: dagbat - Aug. 22, 2013 12:36 AM ET USA

    If true one hopes and prays as part of the ceremony, that Pope Francis and the bishops of the Church, in unison, will consecrate Russia, by name, to the Imaculate Heart of Mary. This as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.

  • Posted by: dapsr - Aug. 21, 2013 7:29 PM ET USA

    The additional sources piece does not mention consecration. Use of this word seems to be precluded by prudent application of CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS' Document - DIRECTORY ON POPULAR PIETY AND THE LITURGY - No. 204. [http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20020513_vers-direttorio_en.html#Chapter%20Five] Perhaps you meant Pope Francis was going to Entrust the world to... David PRINCIPLE

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