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1st May 1948 was the date that Pope Pius XII issued his encyclical 'Auspicia Quaedam' - a call Peace and for Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries to consecrate their parishes and Dioceses to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Did they do it? One assumes so.........here is the encyclical:-
Peace and Apostolic Benediction.
Let there be a reconciliation of disputes that often sow the seeds of further misfortunes.
Let international relations, public and private, be fittingly strengthened.
Let religion, the foster mother of all virtues, enjoy the liberty to which she is entitled.
And let men set about their peaceful work of abundant production for the common welfare - with justice their guide and charity their motive.