Paraguayan children take part in Great Walk of Love for children throughout the world

.- The members of Catholic group, Missionary Children, took part Monday in the Great Walk of Love in protest of the abuse suffered by children throughout the world.

Hundreds of children in various cities walked through the streets, including the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion, where Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo celebrated a special Mass at the Cathedral.

As they were walking, the children and young people performed dramatizations depicting the sufferings and problems children experience in their country and around the world, such as child labor, violence, and hunger.   

Marcos Morinigo, 11, said children like him are suffering from hunger and homelessness.  “We pray they have the chance to improve their lives,” he said.  “I invite them to draw close to God, to pray and to share with their families; we always come together and pray for them,” he added.

The walk brought to an end the, “Week of Prayer for the suffering of children.”  Along with the walk, a special collection took place last weekend to help the world’s children who are most in need.

Missionary Children is an apostolate founded in France in 1843 by Bishop Carlos Forbin in order to encourage “children to help children.”

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