The Aid to the Church in Need, a global Catholic pastoral charity, is expected to initiate worldwide prayer of the rosary that will be led by a million children on October 18, 2017 and the group also has urged Catholics around the world to pray for peace with the children to change the world in the middle of conflicts and injustices.

As reported by, His Eminence Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, president of the Pontifical foundation in a letter remarked that “We are joining this prayer for peace because we see the danger of worldwide armed conflicts as one of the great dangers of our time.” Further, His Lordship stressed that “Peace is endangered on every level and that is why we need the help and protection of Our Lady.”

In 2005, women in Caracas, Venezuela, launched the initiative now known as “A million children praying the Rosary.” In 2016, The Aid to the Church in Need adopted the initiative. The event will mark the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s apparition in Fatima.