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FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
As the Russian attack on Ukraine entered its 67th day, Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide to pray the rosary every day during the month of May for peace.
Pope Francis prays during a special prayer in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, March 25, 2022, wearing purple vestments.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis presided Friday over a special prayer for Ukraine that harked back to a century-old apocalyptic Fatima prophecy about peace and Russia.
Pope Francis prays in front of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a Marian vigil in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Catholic News Service
“In every age you make yourself known to us, calling us to conversion. At this dark hour, help us and grant us your comfort.”
Young people hold a Ukrainian flag as Pope Francis speaks to visitors gathered in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for the recitation of the Angelus prayer March 20. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I invite every community and every one of the faithful to join with me next Friday, March 25, the solemnity of the Annunciation, in making this solemn act of consecration of humanity.”
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Patricia Lawler Kenet
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FaithFaith in Focus
Jane Sloan Peters
On March 25, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a penance service. Why?