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Catholics with knowledge about Ukraine — including a former U.S. Marine who has volunteered in Ukraine — discuss the significance of the papal consecration of Russia, Ukraine and the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

By Ann Schneible, EWTN News, March 25, 2022

Ann Schneible Ann Schneible is a freelance journalist who currently resides in Virginia with her cat, Cordelia. From 2017-2021, she served as the communications director for Courage International. …

Ann SchneibleKYIV, Ukraine — With Pope Francis leading the world in consecrating Russia, Ukraine and all of humanity to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, one witness of the battlefront outside Kyiv attests to the power of Our Lady’s protection amid the horrors of the war.

“The only reason the world isn’t a giant machine gun is because of women,” said former U.S. Marine Theodore Verona, who has volunteered to support the Ukrainians against the Russian invasion. “If I feel like I want to bring some beauty to the world, the best way to do it is through a female vessel, and that would be the Virgin Mary.” …