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Pope asks every March 25 be a day to renew consecration to Queen of Peace

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I.Media - published on 03/23/23

Last year on this feast day, the Pope consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

During the general audience on March 22, 2023, Pope Francis invited all believers to renew every March 25 the act of consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which the Pontiff made last year for the cause of peace, a month after the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Referring from St. Peter’s Square to the solemnity of the Annunciation, to be celebrated on March 25, the Pope recalled the act of consecration which he presided over a year earlier, on March 25, 2022, in union with all the bishops of the world.

Saturday will be the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, and our thoughts turn to March 25 last year, when, in union with all the bishops of the world, the Church and humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine, were consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Let us not tire of entrusting the cause of peace to the Queen of Peace. I would therefore like to invite every believer and community, especially prayer groups, to renew every 25 March the act of consecration to Our Lady, so that she, who is Mother, may preserve us all in unity and peace.

“And let us not forget, in these days, troubled Ukraine, who is suffering so much,” the Pope added.

You can check out Aleteia’s extensive coverage of the consecration here, including:

And the text of the prayer:

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