ACI Prensa Staff, 02 November, 2023 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
For the first time since its inception, the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign this year surpassed the emblematic figure of 1 million children praying together for peace and unity in the world, according to the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), which launched the initiative.
“One Million Children Praying the Rosary” began in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005. The campaign is inspired by the saying of St. Pio of Pietrelcina: “If a million children prayed the rosary, the world would change.”
Last year, 871,523 children registered on the ACN website to participate in the initiative. In 2023, that number rose to 1,039,628 children, although the foundation estimates that the figure could be higher since “many children participated without having registered.”
ACN reported that this year the campaign gained popularity in Poland. The Eastern European country recorded the largest number of participants, with a total of 275,000 children.
“The communal praying of the rosary with kindergarten children took place there at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima in Zakopane. Thanks to the online broadcasts, families, schools, and hospitalized children also participated,” ACN explained.