Cardinal Policarpo the Cardinal of Lisbon, revealed the details of the consecration of the Pontificate of Pope Francis to Our Lady of Fatima. It will be included in the program of the International Pilgrimage of May 12/13 during the 96th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to seers Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta.
The cardinal stated that he himself will write the prayer of consecration of the pastoral ministry of Pope Francis to Our Lady and all the people of God are invited to join him in prayer for Our Lady’s protection and guidance over the pontificate of Pope Francis.
He also revealed that Pope Francis had asked him twice after he was elected on March 13th to consecrate his Petrine ministry to Our Lady of Fatima. He immediately added that although he could fulfill the Pope’s wish alone “in the silence of prayer, but,”it would be beautiful if the entire Bishops’ Conference of Portugal would participate in fulfilling this request.”
This they will do and by making it public they are giving the entire church an opportunity to participate in this consecration and support the pope with their prayers. I have heard that some individuals and churches will join the pope by offering various novenas to Our Lady for his safety and protection. Others, along with me are renewing their Marian Consecrations on that day.