The event was inspired by a 9-year-old boy named Alessandro, who proposed the idea to the pope to have an international event for younger children.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is for people with disabilities.
The children's rosary initiative began in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005.
The theme of the event in the Paul VI Audience Hall will be “Let us learn from boys and girls.”
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of November is for children who suffer, including war victims and orphans.
Radical Islamists in Egypt are using mothers and their children to wage war against Christianity in the Northern African country where religious persecution is said to be high.
Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.
‘Every baby, in every case, and in whatever situation is to be welcomed,’ the pope says in a new video.
Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are resettling hundreds of children who had been evacuated from their Centre following the May Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Goma.
Tales of Kenyan children born with disabilities who are chained away from society sometimes sound too graphic to be true. This, however, was the story of David (not his real name) who was raised by his father at a village outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
There is fear that young boys kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants in northern Mozambique are being radicalized to fight in the ranks of the militants.
The Diocesan Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Diocese has denounced the killing of children in the country and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to condemn the criminal acts “in the strongest terms possible.”
Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have, in a study, established various categories of victims of human trafficking, including “poor women, children and adolescents.”
Pope Francis urged Europeans on Friday to reflect on what they treasure, and whether they consider children to be the valuable gift they are.
The Catholic Church in Kenya has heeded to the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” call by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to pray for unity and peace in the world, with children in the East African country participating in prayers through a Facebook live video.
Pope Francis Sunday attended a party with the children and families receiving treatment and help at the Vatican's 98-year-old free health clinic.
The very first way the Child Jesus revealed the love and goodness of the Father was in smiling at his parents, just “like every newborn baby in this world,” Pope Francis said Saturday.
The usually friendly attitude of children as they interact among themselves as well as with adults can go a long way in promoting the missionary spirit espoused by the Church, making kids worthy agents of evangelization, animators of children in Kenya have testified.
A Kenyan video expose aired on local television stations depicting children at a government facility being mistreated bringing to the public sphere ills in society has angered a cleric attached to the office coordinating child protection services, describing the activities at the facility as “very disgusting and very inhuman.”