Report from the Sanctuary of Fatima dated 11 April 2013. On their website:
As an answer to the request of the Pope to the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal José Policarpo, asking that he consecrate the Pope’s Pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, the Bishops of Portugal have just decided that this consecration be made next May 13.
The consecration will be included in the program of the International Pilgrimage of May 12/13 and will be made on the 13th at a time to be announced later.
May’s International Anniversary Pilgrimage, on the 96th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to seers Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, will be presided over by Mons. Orani Tempesta, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro.
Pope Francis asks Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon to consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima
Pope Francis asked, on two different occasions, His Eminence José Policarpo, Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon and President of the Bishops Conference of Portugal, to consecrate his Petrine Ministry to Our Lady of Fatima.
The revelation was made by Cardinal Policarpo on the afternoon of April 8, at the Shrine of Fatima, during the opening remarks of the 181st Plenary Assembly of the Bishops Conference of Portugal (CEP).
Towards the end of the opening speech, Cardinal Policarpo revealed: “Pope Francis has asked me twice to consecrate his new ministry to Our Lady of Fatima. It is a command I can fulfill in silent prayer. But it would be nice if the whole Bishops Conference joined me in fulfilling this request. Mary will guide us in all our work and also in the way we may fulfill this desire of Pope Francis”.