Pope Francis' Announcement That He Will Consecrate Russia & Ukraine To Mary's Immaculate Heart is Met With Suspicion & Cynicism
Wow. Thank you, Mike! I will pray that this bit of hopeful news brings good fruit!
God bless this Pope if he does this. I pray that he does. Our Lady calls for it. Praise God.
Here's my take:
Going by the statement posted by the Vatican Press Office, the act to take place on March 25 is evidently not the consecration of Russia that Our Lady asked for. That consecration was to be collegial (the bishops of the world with the pope, their head) and there was no mention of Ukraine by the Blessed Virgin.
However, depending upon the particular formula the Holy Father uses, it may well bring upon the world signal graces that could avert an escalation of the present war into a much more catastrophic global conflict.
We should all offer fervent prayers for Russia's conversion, for peace, and that the Holy Father will be given the grace to heed the Blessed Virgin's specific request so that those ends may be achieved.
Based on Pope Francis’s track record, I don’t think this will be done as Our Lady asked. At first, I was excited at the headline and I pray I’m wrong but I always come back to the prophecy from Akita and I don’t think that would happen if Russia was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.