Vatican, 23 October, 2022 / 8:12 pm (ACI Africa).
More than 840,000 people from 140 countries joined in praying the rosary Oct. 18 to ask for peace and unity throughout the world.
The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) organized the annual prayer initiative, which saw parishes, schools, and families from around the globe take part.
At his Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope Francis lent his support to the effort and encouraged parents to join their children in praying for the people of Ukraine in particular.
“Let us join them and entrust to the intercession of Our Lady the martyred Ukrainian people and other peoples who suffer due to war and every form of violence and poverty,” the Holy Father said.
Children from around the world can be seen taking part in the prayer event in this video montage: