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Pope Francis pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022.

Pope Francis: God is weeping for the victims of the Ukraine war

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope offered a reflection on "Our Lady of Tears." Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

Open your hearts to God to live out the world's consecration to Mary, Bishop Davies says

Mar 29, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Every Catholic Christian has a role to play in living out Pope Francis’ consecration of the world to the Immaculate... Read more

Father Andrii Chornopyskyi speaks at Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2022.

Ukrainian Catholics gather in DC for consecration to Mary's heart

Mar 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The faithful gathered at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, D.C., on Friday, as Pope... Read more

Pope Francis prays during the penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 25, 2022.

Full text: Pope Francis' homily at the penance service and act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart

Mar 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

On March 25 Pope Francis led a celebration of the sacrament of penance and the act of consecration to the... Read more

The interior of Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Philadelphia during a March 25, 2022 Mass following the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the immaculate heart of Mary.

From coast to coast, US bishops join in the consecration of Russia and Ukraine

Mar 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Joe Bukuras

Preaching the homily at a Mass in Philadelphia on Friday, the voice of the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis reads the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 25, 2022.

Pope Francis consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his homily, the pope said that the consecration ‘is no magic formula but a spiritual act.’ Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria.

As it happened: Pope Francis’ Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Our reporters were inside St. Peter’s Basilica for the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Read more

Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Vatican explains ‘Tierra del Cielo’ (‘Earth of Heaven’) in consecration prayer

Mar 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Some Catholics raised concerns about the inclusion of the phrase in Italian and Spanish translations. Read more

Pope Francis in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 2015.

5 things to know about Pope Francis’ consecration prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The prayer will be recited by Catholics worldwide on March 25. Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria. | Pope Francis

What time is the consecration of Russia and Ukraine? Find out here

Mar 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope says he will pray the prayer at 6:30 p.m. Rome time. Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, May 12, 2017.

Want to join in the consecration of Russia and Ukraine? Here's how

Mar 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

This Friday, March 25, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, entrusting the nations... Read more

Pope Francis at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Pope Francis asks all Catholics to take part in consecration of Russia, Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I ask you to join in this act by inviting the priests, religious and faithful to assemble in their churches... Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria. | Pope Francis

Vatican releases text for March 25 consecration prayer for Ukraine, Russia

Mar 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican has sent bishops around the world the text of the prayer that Pope Francis will lead on March... Read more

This photograph taken on March 18, 2022 shows smoke rising after an explosion in Kyiv. - Authorities in Kyiv said one person was killed early on March 18, 2022 when a downed Russian rocket struck a residential building in the capital's northern suburbs. They said a school and playground were also hit.

Could Pope Francis visit Ukraine? Here’s what his representative in Kyiv said

Mar 18, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas spoke to EWTN's Raymond Arroyo about the hardships and hopes of Ukrainians trapped in Kyiv. Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis is inviting world’s bishops to join in Ukraine-Russia consecration

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope is asking the bishops ‘to join him in praying for peace and in consecrating and entrusting Russia and... Read more

An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Peter's Church, Vienna, Austria.

Catholic bishops of England and Wales to join Pope Francis in Ukraine-Russia consecration

Mar 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I have been touched by the Holy Father’s initiative,’ said Bishop Mark O’Toole. Read more

A girl praying at the Basilica del Santo Niño in Cebu, Philippines in 2019.

Fearful of world war, Philippines' bishops to join Pope Francis’ consecration of Russia and Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Voicing concern that the far-away conflict in Europe will have consequences in Asia, the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, one... Read more

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Knights of Columbus urges members to join novena for Ukraine and Russia

Mar 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly of the Knights of Columbus has called on his fellow knights to join in a nine-day... Read more

A statue depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the parish church of St. Nicholas in Krapina, Croatia.

Latin American bishops to join Pope Francis’ consecration of Russia and Ukraine to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

CELAM said the Marian consecration was a cause of ‘great joy and hope.’ Read more

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

‘We are grateful’: Ukrainian Catholic leader welcomes consecration to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Major Archbishop Shevchuk said: ‘This is a spiritual act long awaited by the Ukrainian people.’ Read more