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European leaders discuss plight of child victims of war

Last week the Order of Malta hosted diplomats and politicians from throughout Europe for a discussion on the effects of violent conflict on children. Participants said the topic is increasingly urgent since children all over the world are growing up surrounded by war. “It’s self-explanatory that the well-being of children is key for the future

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Pope laments plight of child soldiers fighting in Congo

The Pope was speaking days after the UN voiced concern about deadly violence in the country Pope Francis has expressed dismay about clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo he described as “violent and brutal.” In remarks to the faithful in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Francis singled out for concern the “many children torn

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Pope Francis announces the December prayer intention

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Pope Francis revealed his December prayer intention on Thursday, prompting millions to unite in prayer. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is to end child soldiers. End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over was revealed in the pontiff’s prayer intention video.

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