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Pope Francis Blesses the Children of Darfur

Date posted: 08 Feb 2018

His Holiness Pope Francis blessed the children of Darfur during an Audience with Patricia Parker MBE Founder of Kids for Kids and Alastair King-Smith, Trustee, at the Vatican. Patricia and Alastair were in Rome for an inter-faith conference when they were honoured with an Audience.

Patricia asked the Pope to pray for the children of Darfur who are facing the prospect of famine this year following the failure of the harvest. She told Pope Francis that families in remote villages rely solely on what they can grow. Few can afford even a few animals to enable them to diversify and feed their children. His Holiness said a private prayer with Alastair and Patricia and gave a blessing. He added “And please pray for me. I too need it.”

Patricia said, “It was an overwhelming privilege to be in the presence of His Holiness. When he held my hands and said a prayer for the children in Darfur, I felt hope for the first time this year. Kids for Kids is doing all we can to help, not only to prevent children from starving through our goat loans, but to provide long term help through broad based integrated projects including water, health care and reforesting the desert. Please would all those who believe in the power of prayer join with His Holiness to pray for Darfur and for His Holiness himself, as he asked, and as he leads the Christian world into the future.”

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