The Aid to the Church in Need-Philippines (ACN) is inviting the public to join the praying of the holy rosary tomorrow, Oct. 19, 9 a.m., as part of the One Million Children Praying the Rosary Campaign.
This year’s special intention is for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See Henrietta de Villa, chief executive officer of ACN Philippines said, the campaign is traditionally offered to pray for world peace, unity, and for persecuted Christians. But because of the extraordinary situation in the world today, it will be offered for an end to the health crisis.
“In every country, one million children will be gathered to pray the rosary for a special intention. Usually, it is for world peace and unity and especially for persecuted Christians. But for this year, because of the unusual situation, ACN Philippines decided to hold the One Million Children Praying the Rosary for an end of COVID-19,” De Villa said over Radio Veritas.
The event will be held at the Paco Catholic School in Manila at 9 a.m. and will be led by Grade 3 to Grade 6 students. It will be streamed live from the Facebook page of ACN Philippines.
The Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is inviting parents, teachers, all the faithful, and children in particular to join the event.
ACN spearheads every year the praying of the holy rosary of one million children from different countries for peace in the world. This year, the children will be praying the rosary to seek the intercession of the Blessed Mother to end the coronavirus pandemic.
Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed, or in pastoral need.
Organized by ACN, the One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign started in Caracas, Venezuela in 2005. It was launched in the Philippines in 2016.