"Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oct. 13 as part of the Marian Day celebration that will involve the iconic statue of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima," Catholic News Agency reported.
"He will dedicate Oct. 12-13 to Mary, with a Marian prayer in St. Peter’s Square at 5pm on Oct. 12 and Mass in St. Peter’s Square at 10:30am the following day."
In the six months of his papacy, Pope Francis has tweeted about Mary.
On Aug. 31, he tweeted, "Let us ask Mary to help us fix our eyes intently on Jesus, to follow him always, even when this is demanding."
On June 3: "Sometimes we know what we have to do, but we lack the courage to do it. Let us learn from Mary how to make decisions, trusting in the Lord."
On May 4, he said: "Let us ask Our Lady to teach us how to live out our faith in our daily lives and to make more room for the Lord."
On April 22, he shared: "Mary is the one who says, ‘Yes.’ Mary, help us to come to know the voice of Jesus better and to follow it."
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