|This is most encouraging news that the Holy Father will consecrate his papacy to Our Lady of Fatima! I do not need to tell you how important this is for the Church and the world. We must pray many rosaries for the Holy Father and for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart in the world. As has been posted on Kankakee Latin Mass Blog|
see also the Fatima Shrine webpage:
FROM SANTUARIO DE FATIMA:
On May 13, at Fatima, during celebration to which all the people of God are invited
As an answer to the request of the Pope to the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal José Policarpo, asking that he consecrate the Pope’s Pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, the Bishops of Portugal have just decided that this consecration be made next May 13.
The consecration will be included in the program of the International Pilgrimage of May 12/13 and will be made on the 13th at a time to be announced later.
May’s International Anniversary Pilgrimage, on the 96th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to seers Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, will be presided over by Mons. Orani Tempesta, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro.
Let us remind you that, during the opening speech of the 181st Plenary Assembly of the Bishops Conference of Portugal, Cardinal Policarpo said that he could very well fulfill the request all alone, “in silent prayer”, but that “it would be nice if the entire Bishops Conference joined him in fulfilling the Pope’s request”.