Pope Francis—united to all the Bishops and Catholic faithful around the world—consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday 25 March 2022, the feast of the Annunciation.

The Act of Consecration was prayed during the "24 Hours for the Lord" Lenten penitential service in St. Peter’s Basilica, which began at 5 PM Rome time. Pope Francis also sent a Cardinal to represent him and lead the consecration in Fatima, Portugal.

The Pope prayed the Act of Consecration around 6:30 PM, and asked all Bishops and priests to join him spiritually in this prayer, which was broadcast across the Vatican News channels - radio, website, YouTube, and Facebook - with English-language commentary.

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