Tuesday, 29 October 2019 10:28

A call for Filipino children to pray the rosary


Filipino Children are called to pray the holy rosary for world peace and unity.

A global campaign called "One Million Children Praying the Rosary” initiated by the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) aims to gather children from different countries to pray the Holy Rosary for peace and unity.

Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines
Photo by Maricar Sanos/RCAM-AOC
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In the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines led hundreds of Filipino children gathered at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati City, on October 25, 2019, 8 a.m., to pray the rosary. It was simultaneously held in different countries around the world.

Participants in the event received rosaries blessed by His Holiness Pope Francis. 

"I know that at the end of this meeting, you will receive as a gift, a rosary but you will receive also to remember the presence of Pope Francis, one image. When you pray the rosary you also pray for Pope Francis that it can continue to guide the church as Saint Peter did with the other apostles at the very beginning," Archbishop Caccia told the children in his welcome message.

The "One Million Children Praying the Rosary” was organized by ACN that started in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005. The campaign was launched in the Philippines in 2016.

In his message, Archbishop Caccia pointed out our the three important teachings of Mary as a mother, tried to understand the things that happened in the life of Jesus.

"So, let us start our prayer asking Mary first to help us to understand the life of Jesus deeply and understand our life."

"Second, let us always live our joy and sufferings together with Mary like a mother."

"And third, make us doing something which makes Mary happy because we are united and we are at peace." (Jheng M. Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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