WelCom November 2020
Speaking to the crowd gathered outside of St Peter’s Square on Sunday October 11, Pope Francis invited children around the world to join in a special rosary campaign for Sunday 18 October.
‘The Aid to the Church in Need Foundation (ACN) is promoting the initiative “for unity and peace…with one million children praying the rosary”,’ the Pope said. ‘I encourage this beautiful event that involves boys and girls throughout the world, who will pray especially for critical situations caused by the pandemic. The aim of this prayer initiative is first of all to show that the trusting prayer of children can fly like an arrow straight to the heart of God and consequently has great influence. How powerful then is the prayer of the Rosary when prayed by children for peace and unity within families, within their own nation and in the whole world! Our Lady even told the children at Fatima: “Pray the Rosary daily, to obtain peace in the world.”’
The annual Rosary campaign began in Venezuela in 2005 to nurture the love of prayer and Our Lady amongst children. Five years ago, ACN took over the campaign. The ACN, a pontifical foundation, established in 1947, helps persecuted Christians and others in pastoral need. Each year it supports more than 5,000 projects in over 140 countries.