Pope Appeals for Respect of Children’s Rights

From the Vatican News Service:

At the end of today’s general audience, the Holy Father recalled the fact that Friday 20 November marks the United Nations Day of Prayer and Action for Children, called to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

“My thoughts go”, said Benedict XVI, “to all the children of the world, especially those who live in difficult conditions, and suffer because of violence, abuse, sickness, war or hunger.

“I invite you to join my prayers. At the same time I make an appeal to the international community to increase its efforts to offer an adequate response to the dramatic problems of infancy. May a generous commitment on everyone’s part not be lacking, so that the rights of children may be recognized and their dignity given ever greater respect”.

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