Abuja, 28 October, 2020 / 6:19 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Children in Nigeria joined the rest of the world in the challenge dubbed “A million children praying the Rosary” praying for an end to violence in the West African country that continues to witness attacks against Christians.
In a report shared with ACI Africa, officials of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International note that children in more than 136 countries worldwide joined in the call for prayers of the Holy Rosary, Pope Francis had endorsed.
“Responding to the appeal by Pope Francis, inviting all children to join in this initiative, youngsters from no fewer than 136 different countries and on every continent took part in the most recent annual event of ‘A million children praying the Rosary’ sponsored by the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International),” ACN leadership notes in the Tuesday, October 27 report.
Children in Nigeria, ACN officials recall, keenly prayed for peace, an intention that had been advanced by the Pontifical charity organization when they announced the prayer initiative, “A million children praying the Rosary.”
“The central idea of the initiative is to pray for peace and unity throughout the world,” they say report, and add, “This was the principal focus of the prayers of the children in Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria, an area that has suffered greatly from the attacks by Boko Haram.”