Vatican Confirms that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Accepted Pope Francis' Invitation to Join in the Consecration of Russia to Mary
"Of course, the emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. join the call of Pope Francis in prayer regarding the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” This was what, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, explained to kath.net press inquiry.
On Friday, March 25th, Pope Francis has called on the bishops worldwide to participate spiritually in the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the same time the consecration will also take place in Fatima. The press spokesman for the Vatican, Matteo Bruni, also confirmed to journalists that Benedict was attending from his retirement home, the monastery "Mater ecclesiae". Apparently Benedict XVI will join the worldwide spiritual event from his chapel.