Consecrated copy of the world-famous icon Our Lady of Perpetual Help is to arrive to Ukraine after being blessed by Pope Francis at the St. Peter’s square in Vatican on the 24th of June. Ambassador Tetiana Izhevska participated in the ceremony of consecration of the icon held in St. Alfonso church in Rome on the 23rd of June.
The icon will arrive in Lviv on the 28th of June from where it will start a pilgrimage across the churches of Lviv Region. Everyone will have an opportunity to ask for the protection of Virgin Mary and to pray for peace in Ukraine.
The event is dedicated to the commemoration of the 150 anniversary of the appointment of the Redemptorist Priests, as both custodians and missionaries of this icon by Pope Pius IX in 1865.