Earlier this week, in his opening address to the 181st plenary assembly of the Portuguese episcopal conference, its president, Cardinal José Policarpo, said that Pope Francis asked him twice to consecrate his ministry to Our Lady of Fatima.
“Pope Francis asked me twice to consecrate his new ministry to Our Lady of Fatima,” the cardinal said.
“It is a request,” he added, “that I can fulfill in the silence of prayer,” but that would be better if “all the episcopal conference associated itself to the realization of this request. Mary will guide us in all our works and also in the way of fulfilling this desire of Pope Francis.”
This is a good thing. Deo Gratias.