Patriarch of UGCC: Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be the key moment of victory over evil
Patriarch of the UGCC said this during the sermon.
"In accordance with the requests of the Most-Pure Virgin Mary, which she proclaimed at the beginning of the twentieth century in Fatima, Pope Francis, together with bishops of the Catholic Church around the world, will dedicate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of the Most-Pure Virgin Mary. The mother of God asked us to pray for the conversion of Russia because otherwise, the evil that comes out of it will destroy other countries. Earlier it was said that it is not necessary to talk about the Fatima revelation, so as not to offend Russia, but now the Holy Father wanted to pay attention to this request of the mother of God for initiation in order to defeat the evil that comes to our lands from that part of the world and Europe," the First Hierarch said.
The head of the UGCC recalled how in 2014 the clergy resumed the consecration of Ukraine under the protection of the Most-Pure Virgin Mary and the enemy stopped.
"The dedication of Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is something we know. At one time, Prince Yaroslav the Wise, having built the St Sophia Cathedral and created a mosaic of the unbreakable wall, consecrated his city, his people and his state under the protection of the Most-Pure Virgin Mary. And when the war broke out in eastern Ukraine, on April 6, 2014, we resumed this dedication of our people and state under the protection of the Most-Pure Virgin Mary, and the enemy was stopped by the power of God's truth and his light. We believe that this dedication of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, made in the unity of all the bishops of the Ecumenical Church under the leadership of the successor of the Apostle Peter, will be the main moment of victory over evil, the devil and his servants, who are still sowing death in Ukraine today," the UGCC Primate said.
"Let this evil be defeated in the north, south, west and east of Ukraine. We know that Mary's Immaculate Heart is a symbol of Her Holy and Pure Will, which she revealed when she said "Yes" to the Archangel Gabriel. "Let it be done to me according to your word" (Luke 1: 38). At this moment, the Most-Pure Virgin Mary wiped the head of the devil, an apocalyptic beast that is once again raging, attacking Ukraine from Russia.
Let this dedication be the moment when the head of this serpent by the power of prayer to the Mother of God herself, the Unbreakable Wall of Kyiv, will be again erased by Ukraine! We believe in it and pray for it. We say: "Most Holy Theotokos, save us!» Amen," added UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk.
On March 25, Pope Francis is to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Mary's Immaculate Heart.