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Moscow Archbishop on consecration of Russia and Ukraine to Mary

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The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, saying it is an invitation to conversion and to rediscover hope and peace.

By Amedeo Lomonaco

On Friday, March 25, Pope Francis will preside at the Penitential Celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica. During the ceremony, he will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Speaking to Vatican News, the Archbishop Paolo Pezzi of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow says this act of consecration is an invitation to light the flame of hope in a time of darkness. The meaning of this consecration, Archbishop Pezzi adds, is “to convert our hearts to Christ.”

 

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