London, England, Mar 18, 2022 / 05:30 am
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales will join Pope Francis in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The bishops announced on March 17 that they will participate in the act of consecration, which will take place at St. Peter’s Basilica at 5 p.m. local time on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.
Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth, southern England, will lead the rosary at his Cathedral Church of St. Mary and St. Boniface on the morning of the consecration.
He said: “I have been touched by the Holy Father’s initiative and look forward to uniting with him, my brother bishops, and Catholics in England and Wales in this act of consecration.”