Vatican City, Mar 16, 2022 / 05:05 am
Catholic bishops in Latin America and the Caribbean will join Pope Francis’ consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25.
The Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM) said on March 15 that it had invited Catholics, church organizations, and 22 bishops’ conferences to “join the intentions of the Holy Father.”
The conference said it had received the news of the Marian consecration “with great joy and hope,” especially as there is a need “to redouble our prayer for peace and universal brotherhood.”
“We reiterate our affection and filial communion with the Bishop of Rome, raising our pleas to God our Father so that through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, he will grant us the gift of peace,” CELAM said.