Mozambique: Holy Childhood launches start of Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Hermínio José - Maputo, Mozambique
Coadjutor Archbishop of Maputo in Mozambique, João Carlos Hatoa Nunes, presided over the Eucharistic celebration at the Immaculate Conception Mavalane Parish, Maputo.
The Pontifical Association of the Holy Childhood, or the Missionary Childhood Association, is a Catholic children’s association for the benefit of the Church’s missions. It is dedicated to fostering children’s awareness of the missionary nature of the Church. It is one of four Pontifical Mission Societies.
Speaking about the gathering of hundreds of children, newly ordained priest Fr. Celso Vaz described the event as a happy occasion to open and launch the year-long activities of the Missionary Childhood’s silver jubilee.
Children as protagonists of Holy Childhood
In his message to the children, Fr. Vaz wished to see more Mozambican children join the Church and be protagonists of the Holy Childhood association.
The children, visibly happy with the opening of the year of jubilee activities (2023), told Vatican News that they enjoyed the way the Coadjutor Archbishop of Maputo, João Carlos, animated the Eucharistic celebration.