Fatima Breakthrough! The Bishops of Ukraine Have Asked Pope Francis to Consecrate Russia!

Fatima Breakthrough! The Bishops of Ukraine Have Asked Pope Francis to Consecrate Russia!

Rome Newsroom, Mar 2, 2022 / 09:15 am (CNA).

Ukraine’s Latin Rite Catholic bishops have asked Pope Francis to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In a letter to the pope, the Ukrainian bishops said that they were writing “in these hours of immeasurable pain and terrible ordeal for our people” in response to many requests for the consecration.

“Responding to this prayer, we humbly ask Your Holiness to publicly perform the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Ukraine and Russia, as requested by the Blessed Virgin in Fatima,” said the letter, published on the bishops’ website on Ash Wednesday, March 2.

“May the Mother of God, Queen of Peace, accept our prayer: Regina pacis, ora pro nobis.”

Their request came as Russian forces moved to encircle the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, where multiple blasts were reported early Wednesday morning, and troops laid siege to Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Click here to read more…

Editor writes…

Deo gratias – right at the start of Lent, too!  Let’s pray hard for this wonderful, faith-filled, move by the Ukrainian bishops to bear fruit very soon.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

Comments (46)

  • editor

    For those visiting our blog who may not know about the Fatima apparitions, this short video gives a very clear explanation…

    March 2, 2022 at 10:22 pm
  • editor

    I meant to say that I assume (hope!) that the inclusion of “Ukraine” in the Bishops’ letter of request, is a mistranslation. Sister Lucia was adamant that the Pope had to single out Russia for consecration. The additional words: “…as requested by the Blessed Virgin in Fatima” make me confident that the mention of Ukraine is a mistranslation, or a simple mistake, and that the Bishops mean the Pope to consecrate Russia as requested by Our Lady in Fatima.

    March 2, 2022 at 11:13 pm
    • Andrew

      You’re right. If Russia annexes Ukraine outright (historically they were not sovereign much of the time), then they would be presumably included in the consecration.

      March 3, 2022 at 3:19 am
      • Margaret Mary

        Andrew, that’s a good point. Maybe due to the history, (Ukraine was part of the Russian empire for centuries, and was also part of the USSR) then that would not be contradicting Our Lady’s request for Russia (only) to be consecrated. It’s all so astonishing and this news gives us much hope.

        March 3, 2022 at 8:43 am
  • Fidelis

    This is amazing news. I’ve just watched this video from Lifesitenews, on the subject. It’s very good IMHO. However, I have just read a report that Pope Francis cancelled his Ash Wednesday Mass and a trip to Florence and other cancellations are in the pipeline. So, who knows what lies ahead with regards to the Consecration.

    March 3, 2022 at 12:23 am
    • Andrew

      According to Rorate about a month ago, the Pope is dying of pancreatic cancer. He doesn’t look as healthy as he used to in recent photographs. Pray we have a Pope alive to do the consecration.

      March 3, 2022 at 3:21 am
  • Andrew

    Putin does want all ethnic Russians to live in Russia. I think when the consecration finally does come about, that Russians will convert in masse. The conversion won’t just include the nation of Russia, but also those ethnic Russians who are citizens of other countries. The Russian Orthodox will essentially cease to exist because they will become another Eastern rite of the Church.

    March 3, 2022 at 3:25 am
    • N.D.

      Pray that Our Holy Father, Benedict XVI, and those Bishops in union with Christ and His Church, will do The Consecration Of Russia to Our Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Heart exactly as Our Blessed Mother requested.

      Editor: The Pope’s name is Francis, and since Our Lady didn’t use that phrase “in union… etc) I can’t think why YOU feel the need to improve on her request.

      March 3, 2022 at 10:05 pm
  • Andrew

    I’m not a Putin apologist. But his speech is worth reading.


    March 3, 2022 at 3:57 am
  • Margaret Mary

    This is fantastic news. Even the fact that Francis appears to be very ill and maybe terminally ill, suggests that we may get a pope quite soon who will consecrate Russia, if Francis won’t.

    This gives us hope. Thanks be to God.

    March 3, 2022 at 8:40 am
  • Michaela

    This is stunning news. I’ve texted a few people to tell me, and everyone is delighted. It’s as some people predicted, we are more or less on the brink of WW3, which would be nuclear.

    I went to search online to see if anyone is reporting this but I couldn’t find anything. I did find this article and video embedded from a group called TCW Defending Freedom where the woman representative is speaking more objectively about the west’s role in this, not to defend Putin, but just to be objectively factual, so I think it’s worth a look. It’s been just as it was with Covid, the media all singing from the same hymn sheet, not bothering about the facts.

    March 3, 2022 at 9:00 am
  • Paul Commins

    You may find this interesting.

    As regards the consecration, I’ll have to wait and see.

    March 3, 2022 at 9:52 am
  • Catherine

    I am delighted about this news. I pray that more country’s bishops do the same. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

    March 3, 2022 at 10:43 am
  • westminsterfly

    Sorry to rain on the parade, but I suspect Pope Francis won’t do it. Even Pope John Paul II who was pro-Fatima, was put under immense pressure in 1984 by his ‘ostpolitik’ advisors and so he didn’t mention the name Russia during the 1984 consecration at their behest. Even if Pope Francis did do it, would the Catholic bishops of the world join in? Remember it has to be a collegial consecration. The Pope doing it on his own doesn’t fulfil the conditions. That has been done before, and Sr Lucia said afterwards it didn’t fulfil the conditions.

    March 3, 2022 at 11:12 am
    • Michaela

      Westminster Fly,

      All that’s true, but remember, the Ukrainian bishops did say “as requested by the Blessed Virgin in Fatima,” so I think we should assume that if he decides to do it, he’ll double check that they are fulfilling the request as it was given at Fatima.

      March 3, 2022 at 12:51 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Let’s hope you’re right! And also let’s pray that the usual ‘ostpolitik’ suspects and the wretched World Apostolate of Fatima won’t be whispering like serpents in his ear, telling him it’s already been done. I wouldn’t put anything past them. Hopefully, some of the shocking scenes in the Ukraine might prick his conscience and get him to act. He’s always harping on about ‘mercy’ – this is THE most merciful thing he could do for Ukraine, Russia and the whole world. Now wouldn’t that be a turn-up for the books – Pope Francis finally performing the consecration as Our Lady requested. Well, they say God writes straight with crooked lines. . . we can but hope and pray.

        March 3, 2022 at 1:46 pm
    • Ricardo

      I read somewhere that the consecration must take place on the first Tuesday of the month, between the hours of 3pm and 4pm with the Pope and all bishops present for it to be effective.
      But it’s not clear what time zone zone, I’m assuming Portuguese time?

      March 3, 2022 at 2:47 pm
      • editor


        Pity you didn’t include the source to the “somewhere” that you read that stipulation about time. I’ve read just about everything available about Fatima and I’ve never read or heard that, before – ever.

        I suspect you’ve been reading the wrong sources – with all due respect – although if I’m wrong, let me apologise in advance!

        March 3, 2022 at 3:42 pm
      • westminsterfly

        A lot of strange things have been written about the consecration, but none of the source materials I’ve ever read (Sister Lucia’s memoirs, her interviews with various people like Fr Fuentes and William Thomas Walsh etc, etc) have ever mentioned such a thing, being so specific about the day and the time. It sounds more like superstition to me. Also, don’t forget Our Lady is in Eternity – we are in time.

        March 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm
      • Warydoom


        This is just for interest sake, but it’s very fascinating that an Evangelical Christian is talking of Russia punishing Ukraine. Note the video included shows that Zelenskyy is not the good chap people think he is, but beware – immorality alert!

        Yes, Putin is suspect but being a fervent nationalist he wants to save Russia from the world, if only to keep the country alive and protected. While being a dictator (I doubt his Christianity as he thinks Lenin and Christ are the same!) I think he’s smart enough to know that homosexuality, LGBQ etc will destroy Russia as is happening to America etc.

        March 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm
    • editor

      Westminster Fly,

      I meant to reply to your “rain on parade” comment when I saw it yesterday, but you know what it’s like in the Catholic Truth office – phone ringing off the hook, usually some Vatican big-wig asking for advice. Busy, busy, busy 😀

      You are, of course, right, she said through gritted teeth. JP II wanted to do the Consecration but couldn’t get past the evil-doers around him, and Benedict resigned due to his “fear of the wolves”. My one hope is the threat of nuclear war, right from Putin’s own mouth, so to speak. I’m hopeful that that will make a difference and I’m taking it for granted that, if the decision is made, those same people and priests who have lobbied the Ukrainian Bishops will ensure that the entirety of the world’s episcopate is included in the act of Consecration.

      But then, as I keep telling you all, I’m a simple gal…

      March 4, 2022 at 8:27 am
      • westminsterfly

        My only concern is if the Pope is shown the 2000 Vatican document ‘The Message of Fatima’ (which he’s probably never heard of, let alone read) in which it clearly states:- “Sister Lucia personally confirmed that this solemn and universal act of consecration corresponded to what Our Lady wished (“Sim, està feita, tal como Nossa Senhora a pediu, desde o dia 25 de Março de 1984”: “Yes it has been done just as Our Lady asked, on 25 March 1984”: Letter of 8 November 1989). Hence any further discussion or request is without basis”, he might conclude that a further consecration is, as the official Vatican document (erroneously) states – without basis.

        That was a very interesting link that Warydoom published above.

        March 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm
  • Michael Brady

    Dear friends

    What is interesting about all of this is that the request is global by virtue of modern telecommunications. Even a curious onlooker May ponder the meaning of the request and it’s content in relation to Russia.

    This is now a watershed moment for those not only in the Vatican but the Episcopate in general. Will other Bishops etc add their voices to this clarion call or will they remain silent.

    How many of these men truly possess the supernatural Catholic faith? and believe in the efficacy of the request Only time and actions will indicate otherwise as events continue to unfold.

    For the present the request for Russia’s consecration has been placed on the table of the world for all to see and discover more about why Our Blessed Mother made such a request.

    Does the Holy Father and others posses the courage now to bear witness to Christ, the Church and his Holy Mother by acting on the request of the Ukrainian Bishops?

    Every blessing


    March 4, 2022 at 8:04 am
    • editor


      You have hit a very important nail on the head. Fatima, and the Consecration of Russia, has been brought right onto the global stage, as you see – although I’ve yet to see any mention of it on the mainstream broadcasting media. No surprise there.

      It’s also noteworthy that the Scottish Bishops, for all their blether about Fatima and consecrating Scotland as they did some time back, have remained silent in the face of the Ukrainian Bishops letter to the Pope. Ditto, the rest of the UK bishops.

      March 4, 2022 at 8:21 am
      • N.D.


        “Sr. Lucy reported that the Virgin of Fatima appeared to her again on June 13, 1929, and said:
        This is the moment when God asks
        1. the Holy Father to make,
        2. in union with all the bishops of the world,
        3. the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart.
        He promises to save it by that means. So many are the souls which the justice of God condemns for sins committed against me that I come to ask for reparation. Sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”

        By not renouncing The Petrine Munus, Pope Benedict XVI retains The Petrine Ministry.

        While Jorge Bergoglio renounced Our Call to Holiness is a Call to be chaste in our thoughts, in our words, and in our deeds, so that we can be Temples for The Holy Ghost, by this public and published statement he made, in his own words, prior to his election of the Papacy, demonstrating that he does not hold, keep or teach The Catholic Faith, thus denouncing both The Petrine Munus and Ministry.

        “If there is a union of a private nature, there is neither a third party, nor is society affected.” – see page 117 of Jorge Bergoglio’s book, On Heaven And Earth

        Obviously, these bishops, who have also renounced the Petrine Munus and thus The Petrine Ministry, will not be included in The Consecration, as they are not in union with Christ or His Church.

        March 5, 2022 at 10:32 pm
  • editor

    I’ve just seen this on YouTube and if it weren’t so serious, it would be hilarious. Tucker Carlson commenting on how Kamala Harris is making things a million times worse in the Ukraine… Let’s hope Pope Francis takes the Ukrainian Bishops’ request for the Consecration seriously before SHE causes all-out war!

    March 4, 2022 at 9:15 am
    • RCAVictor


      I think Tucker pointed out the real significance and objective of this situation, but only in passing, while he was busy roasting K. Harris: the humiliation of the United States and its replacement on the world stage by new hegemons (Russia and China).

      This humiliation actually started soon after WWII with the Korean conflict, which was reduced to a stalemate. What?? The mighty US Army, having defeated the Nazis and the Japanese in WWII, suddenly stalemated? Korea, of course, being followed by Vietnam, which was humiliation, squared.

      So the collection of fraudulent, lying, allegedly incompetent leftist boobs in Washington, reading their Soros/Davos-generated scripts, is no accident. What better way to humiliate America than by installing people who gladly and willingly (for the right amount of money and power) take their hands off the rudder? Who, in fact, have abandoned and scuttled the ship?

      March 4, 2022 at 2:41 pm
  • WurdeSmythe

    Here is another article on the topic.


    The SSPX has also asked for prayers for the Ukraine (see communique below).

    Now is a good time to storm Heaven, asking that the Holy Father would consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart, bringing a period of peace. By virtue of his office as the successor of St. Peter, the Holy Father has a grace of state that gives him graces that could enable him to surprise a great many people by complying with the request of Our Lady at Fatima. It might be that when the cumulative number of prayers, going back to the apparition at Fatima in 1917, reaches the appointed number as seen from the perspective of Eternity, then Our Lady will shower graces and mercy on us. Our Lord said, “One man sows, another reaps” (John 4:37). May our day be the time when we reap what Catholics over the past century have sown.


    Communique from the General House Asking for Prayers for Ukraine

    At the request of Fr. Basil Kovpak, Superior of the Society of Saint Josaphat (SSJK), and the SSJK’s priests and faithful they minister to, Fr. Davide Pagliarani, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), invites all members of the SSPX and the faithful to pray for Ukraine.

    Let us ask God, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, venerated in Ukraine especially in the name of her glorious Assumption, for spiritual help for the Ukrainian faithful. Pray as well for the protection of Ukraine’s churches and chapels, especially those located in the east of the country.

    Fr. Basil and the priests of the SSJK thank you in advance for your charity in praying for those suffering the anguish of war while facing an uncertain future.

    The Society of Saint Josaphat
    The SSJK, named for the Hieromartyr St. Josaphat Kuntsevych (1584-1623), is a fraternity of Ukrainian Catholic priests who use the Slavo-Byzantine Rite. The SSJK has been associated with the SSPX since its founding in 2000. Placed under the patronage of St. Josaphat, the SSJK was founded by Fr. Basil. Its purpose is the formation of priests to serve Catholic parishes throughout the country. The SSJK also operates a seminary and has a branch of female religious. The SSJK’s priests minister to thousands of faithful throughout Ukraine.

    source https://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/communique-general-house-asking-prayers-ukraine-71844

    March 4, 2022 at 11:55 am
    • editor


      It might be that when the cumulative number of prayers, going back to the apparition at Fatima in 1917, reaches the appointed number as seen from the perspective of Eternity, then Our Lady will shower graces and mercy on us.

      I have no memory of Our Lady making a specific number of prayers a condition of the grace to be given to the Pope who will consecrate Russia. I honestly can’t remember any such mention of that part of the Message, so would appreciate your help – or a clarification from the SSPX. I’ve heard this claim before but I can’t recall any source.

      Thank you.

      March 4, 2022 at 2:08 pm
      • WurdeSmythe

        Dear Editor,

        My meaning was a bit different – I meant my remarks in the sense of “in the fullness of time.”

        We know that the consecration will happen, and we know the time will be late. Is it possible that Our Lord has appointed the time to be when enough fervent souls have prayed for the intention? We do not know – thus my use of the phrase “It might be…” My comment should be taken as one soul’s pious aspiration, for what it’s worth.

        March 5, 2022 at 9:57 pm
  • RCAVictor

    (Liz makes a couple of errors in reciting the Fatima details, but….)

    March 4, 2022 at 2:51 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      I wasted so much time on that site, you’ve no idea. I tried to post a short comment with a couple of links, but then removed the links when it would not go through – they send a message saying “remove links”, so I selected “paste as plain text” so that the address would remain but not the links – still didn’t work. So, I’ve left a cheeky comment saying I’d wasted enough time.

      March 4, 2022 at 9:06 pm
      • RCAVictor


        You might consider trying Liz Yore’s website to send your message/links:


        March 4, 2022 at 10:11 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        Done and dusted – thank you for that. I emailed the link to this thread, highlighting the video which I posted in the first comment, in the hope that she finds it all helpful.

        March 4, 2022 at 11:32 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    If the Ukraine’s Latin Rite Catholic Bishops have indeed asked Pope Francis to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that is indeed a good sign. One thing they can do is to read about the Bishops in Portugal Consecrating Portugal in 1931 and again in 1938.


    Portugal indeed did gain many benefits, which would give great insights to what would happen in Russia/Ukraine.

    March 5, 2022 at 4:17 pm
    • Margaret Mary

      Theresa Rose,

      While it’s good when bishops consecrate their country to Our Lady, it’s now getting to the point where the only country left not consecrated will be Russia, LOL!

      You are right, though, that maybe a consecration now would help bring an end to the war in Ukraine.

      March 6, 2022 at 5:20 pm
  • westminsterfly

    World Apostolate of Fatima misleading people again – this time the International President! https://gloria.tv/post/wFs4cwsvmwq64RTCZmxCJgQ2X

    March 6, 2022 at 11:37 am
  • Margaret Mary

    This is an interesting challenge to the Government narrative about the Ukraine “hero” President Vs bad boy Putin.

    March 6, 2022 at 5:18 pm
  • editor

    Posting this article on the Consecration of Russia, both here and on the Ukraine-Russia, Globalism etc thread. https://fatima.org/news-views/in-the-end/

    March 10, 2022 at 11:28 am
  • gabriel syme

    I thought this was great news, but sadly & unsurprisingly it does not seem to have gained any traction outside the comparatively small number of Catholics in tune with Fatima.

    Let us pray that changes!

    March 12, 2022 at 11:04 pm
  • editor

    I’ve been receiving messages to let me know that the Pope has announced he will consecrate Russia and the Ukraine on Feast of the Annunciation; however, as we all know, Our Lady didn’t ask for Ukraine to be consecrated, just Russia and that with the world’s bishops making the same consecration in union with the Pope.

    Also, I happened to see (and then clicked to watch) a Taylor Marshall video on the subject but I quickly switched off again because he was saying, repeated it and had it written on the screen beside him, that Our Lady had said the consecration would be done but it would be “too late” – that is NOT what I remember, at all. I remember reading/hearing that she said it would be done, but it would be “late”. I’m now off to double and triple check that!

    Some time later…

    I checked with our own in-house Fatima expert, Westminster Fly, and he replied as follows:

    Ooooooo! This ‘too late’ nonsense. WAF member Carlos Evaristo has repeated the same error online to fit in with the WAF agenda. I’m shocked Taylor Marshall has fallen for the same error. Firstly, it wasn’t Our Lady, it was Our Lord and it happened to Sr Lucia at Rianjo, Spain. All the answers are on here:-

    Our Lord said to Sr Lucia: “You console Me a great deal by asking Me for the conversion of those poor nations (Russia, Spain and Portugal)… Make it known to My ministers, that given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My request, that they will follow him into misfortune. Like the King of France, they will repent and will do as I have requested, but it will be very late: (emphasis mine. Very late is different to ‘Too Late’. ‘Too late’ implies there is no point in doing the consecration). Russia will already have spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer! But it will never be too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.” (Perhaps this is where the ‘too late’ came from, but it is not ‘too late’ for the consecration). It is also on Fatima Center: https://fatima.org/the-apparition-at-rianjo-1931/ but they say ‘late’ instead of ‘very late’. It could be a matter of translation. However, ‘late’ and ‘very late’ both mean a completely different thing to ‘too late’. Ends.

    Bingo! That is one extremely important quote to get right – I’m not quite as amazed as WF is that Taylor Marshall got this wrong – I’ve found him unreliable in a number of ways. It’s one reason why I refuse to buy his book Infiltration, which he pushes at every opportunity. That, and, of course, the fact that I’m a mean Scot 😀

    Thank you, WF. Thanks a million!

    March 15, 2022 at 7:18 pm
    • westminsterfly

      From what I’ve read it isn’t a Collegial Consecration (i.e. including the world’s bishops, which Our Lady asked for) so it won’t be valid: https://gloria.tv/post/NKc1W71oieAE3iNbiBq78nFkH It will just be Pope Francis and Cardinal Krajewski.

      March 15, 2022 at 8:32 pm
      • editor


        It does make one wonder, does it not, if these men can read. I’m no giant brain (say nothing) but I knew when I was 12 years old that the Pope in union with all the bishops of the world had to consecrate Russia, by name, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that it would happen but it would be late, and thereafter, Russia would be converted (to the Faith) and a period of peace would be granted to the world.

        I mean, honestly. AM I a giant brain… maybe… Is THAT it? 😀

        March 15, 2022 at 8:47 pm
  • gabriel syme

    It is sad that the Pope seems to be preparing to do another faux consecration.

    I have seen criticism (including – surprisingly – at Rorate Caeli) of people who criticise these “efforts” at the consecration, saying any consecration is good.

    A consecration is good, in and of itself, but nevertheless Our Lady asked for very specific conditions to be met and I am sure there must have been some good reason for this.

    March 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm

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