Third act of entrustment to Mary.Rome--St. Peter's Square has seen many a solemn and impressive ceremony. One such especially noteworthy, even in this Jubilee year, took place on the evening of October 8, 2000, when Pope John Paul Pope John Paul is the name of two Popes of the Roman Catholic Church:
The Virgin Mary. .
The ceremony was the cumulation of the Jubilee of Bishops. 1,500 bishops and 80 cardinals from all over the world concelebrated Mass with the Pope. At the end of Mass, the Holy Father knelt before the statue of Our Lady, brought from her shrine at Fatima for the occasion, and read the Act of Entrustment for the Third Millennium.
In his homily, he noted that devotion to Mary, to whose care Jesus entrusted us even as he died, is more then ever necessary in a world where, because of modern nuclear and genetic knowledge, "humanity is at a crossroads."
The Act of Entrustment follows on the 1984 consecration of Russia The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
Please help [ improve the introduction] to meet Wikipedia's layout standards. You can discuss the issue on the talk page. and the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary The Immaculate Heart of Mary originally The Sacred Heart of Mary is a devotional name used by some Roman Catholics and Anglicans to refer to the physical heart of Mary, the mother of Jesus as a symbol of Mary's interior life, her joys and sorrows, her virtues and hidden , as requested by Mary herself through Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima. The words of the Act particularly begged Mary's intercession intercession,
n a prayer in which a request is made on behalf of another person. for the Church "as she faces the challenges which lie hidden in the future."
The Holy Father has always had a special devotion to Our Blessed Lady, more particularly after he attributed his narrow escape from death by assassination to her intervention. The bullet taken from his body and another which landed in the car are now mounted in the crown of the Fatima statue. Following a candlelit can·dle·lit
Illuminated by candles: a candlelit ceremony. procession and recitation of the Rosary, the statue was flown back to its home in Portugal on October 9.