Pope Francis – united to all the Bishops and Catholic faithful around the world –will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary this Friday, the feast of the Annunciation. During the Lenten penitential service which begins at 5.00pm Rome time, the Pope will pray the Act of Consecration around 6.30pm, requesting bishops, priests and all the faithful join him spiritually in prayer. It will be broadcast on Vatican News channels – radio, website, YouTube and Facebook – with English language commentary. The text is available here. Please join in if you are able to do so and continue to pray this prayer throughout the season of Lent.
WATCH A RECORDING OF THE SERVICE HERE…