Holy Father Leads Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine
March 18, 2022 • Diocese of St. Augustine
Pope Francis places flowers near a statue of Mary as he prays in the Little Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, May 12, 2017. The Vatican said Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Due to the tragic events continuing to unfold in Ukraine, Pope Francis will lead an Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25.

The Holy Father is inviting the bishops of the world and their priests to join in this act of consecration at noon (EST). In the coming days, the Holy Father will be releasing the text of the Prayer of Consecration in various languages.

The Prayer of Consecration will be made available on the diocesan website and shared with the parishes of the Diocese of St. Augustine.