A Million Children to Ask God for Peace

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CARACAS, Venezuela, OCT. 13, 2008 (Zenit.org).- A million children will join in prayer Saturday, saying the rosary to ask God for peace in families and in the world.



The initiative, which began in Venezuela in 2005, has now spread around the world.

It consists in "instilling in the hearts of children the idea of praying for the interior peace of every human being and the peace and unity of families, countries and the entire world," according to a statement from the National Council of Laypeople in Venezuela, which helps sponsor the event.

The activity, the statement explained, has no cost, since it consists simply in praying the rosary "next [Saturday], Oct. 18, at 9 a.m., in classrooms, playgrounds, chapels, children's hospitals, parishes, orphanages, care homes, preschools and homes" -- wherever each volunteer is.

And to be a volunteer, the only requirement is to spread the word and motivate people to participate in the initiative -- and of course, to pray the rosary Saturday.

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On the Net:

Rosary initiative: www.milliondetei.ru/content/view/18/34/