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Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.

Pope Francis greets a child at a general audience at the Vatican, April 20, 2016. Vatican Media.

"Every child that arrives is God’s gift": Pope Francis on Adoption

‘Every baby, in every case, and in whatever situation is to be welcomed,’ the pope says in a new video.

Some women and children at the Salesian farm in Shasha in DR Congo. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Resettling Children Evacuated following May Volcanic Eruption

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.

Children and young people living with disabilities at Orione Community Training Centre in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Ngong
Credit: Orione Community Training Centre

Catholic Priests’ Farm Where Dreams of Kenyan Children Living with Disability are Born

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.

Fr. Kwiriwi Fonseca estimates that in addition to more than 2,500 people killed and more than 750,000 made homeless since the terrorist attacks began in October 2017 in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Credit: Johan Viljoen

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Fears for Children Radicalization amid Increased Abductions

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.

Logo of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe/ Credit: CCJP Zimbabwe

Condemn Killing of children “in the strongest terms possible”: Catholic Leader in Zimbabwe

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.”

The cover page of the study on “Trafficking in Persons, Organs and Parts of the Human Body in central Mozambique” presented on 18 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops’ Study in Mozambique Shows Poor Women, Children among Trafficking Victims

Catholic Bishops in Mozambique have, in a study, established various categories of victims of human trafficking, including “poor women, children and adolescents.”

Pope Francis attends the ‘General State of the Birth Rate’ event in Rome, May 14, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Asks Society which it Values More: Children or Money

Pope Francis urged Europeans on Friday to reflect on what they treasure, and whether they consider children to be the valuable gift they are.

Logo for the one million children prying the Rosary initiative for unity and peace scheduled for October 18, 2020. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Children in Kenya Link up on Facebook ahead of Global Rosary Prayer Initiative

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 with children of the Santa Marta Dispensary in 2017. Credit: Vatican Media.

Children are 'innocence, promise, many good things,' Pope Francis says

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.

Pope Francis greets employees of Vatican City State and their families Dec. 21, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: A baby's Smile is a Sign of God’s Love

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.

Section of Pontifical Missionary Children in Kenya at the Village of Mary Mother of God National Shrine, Subukia, Nakuru diocese

The Missionary Attitude of Children Evangelizes, Testimonies from Kenyan Animators

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.

Drugs featured in a Kenyan investigative documentary at a government facility

Documentary on Mistreatment of Children “disgusting and inhuman”: Kenyan Cleric

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.”