Pope to Consecrate the World to Mary's Immaculate Heart

Pope Francis to Consecrate the World to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

On Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, the Vatican will welcome hundreds, including those with special Marian devotions,  for a weekend of Marian ceremonies.  For the event, Pope Francis requested that the statue of Our Lady of Fatima be brought to Rome from Portugal.  The weekend will begin with  a pilgrimage to St. Peter’s tomb and end on Sunday with the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The consecration will be made in the presence of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the 96th anniversary of the last apparition of Mary in Fatima.  This will be one of the last events for the Year of Faith, which began in October 2012 under Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  For more info, click here.