Will this consecration include a specific mention of Russia? This report from Fratres in Unum Blog:
Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The announcement was made this afternoon at a press conference by the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima and the Rector of the Sanctuary of Fatima. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be taken to the Marian Day at the request of Pope
In response to the desire of the Holy Father Francis, the Image of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima which is venerated in the Chapel of the Apparitions will be in Rome on 12 and 13 October at the Marian Day promoted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. On the 13th of October, with the image of Our Lady, Pope Francisco will make the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Marian Day is a major event in the calendar of planned papal celebrations of the Year of Faith and will gather in Rome hundreds of movements and institutions linked to Marian devotion.
In a letter to the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, D. António Marto, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, D. Rino Fisichella, announces that "all ecclesial movements of Marian spirituality" are invited to the Marian Day: an encounter that provides on the 12th, a pilgrimage to the tomb of the apostle St. Peter and other moments of prayer and meditation, and on the 13th, the Eucharistic celebration, presided by Pope Francisco, Piazza S. Peter.
"It's a lively desire of the Holy Father that the Marian Day may have as a special sign Marian icons among the most significant for Christians around the world and, therefore, think of the beloved original statue of Our Lady of Fatima" wrote D. Rino Fisichella.
Thus, the image of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine will leave for Portugal in the morning of October 12th and return on the afternoon of the 13th. Its place in the Chapel of the Apparitions will be placed the first picture of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima, enthroned at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary since December 8, 2003.
12 and 13 October 2013: Secretary of State of the Vatican in Fatima
The Shrine of Fatima announces with joy that the Cardinal Secretary of State of the Vatican, D. Tarcisio Bertone, presides over the pilgrimage to Fatima Anniversary International October, the 12th and 13th.
Fatima Tarcisio Bertone, the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, D. António Marto, points out that "the presence of the Cardinal Secretary of State give a particular expression of communion with the Holy Father, so characteristic of the message of Fatima."
Remember that, at the end of 90 years of the apparitions of Fatima, in October 2007, D. Tarcisio Bertone as Secretary of State and sent by the Holy Father Benedict XVI presided at the pilgrimage Anniversary International October, when he was dedicated and opened on the afternoon of the 12th, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the present Church of the Holy Trinity.