By Edward Pentin

Luis de Oliveira
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is seen at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima at an evening celebration of the international pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, May 12, 2021. The consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was first requested by Our Lady of Fátima on July 13, 1917, in an apparition. Pope Francis has asked all bishops and priests to join him in a consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25.

The Holy Father has invited ‘the bishops of the whole world and their priests’ to join him in the prayer effort for peace.

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