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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Hosts Rosary for the Protection of Children and Families in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

For Immediate Release: April 6, 2021

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Hosts Rosary for the Protection of Children and Families in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

All Diocesan Digital Platforms Will Stream the Rosary Live on April 14

(RICHMOND) – For the third year, the Diocese of Richmond invites you to join in praying for the healing and protection of all who have been touched and affected by sexual abuse during a special rosary held Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The rosary is a form of prayer and meditation in honor of the Blessed Mother, Mary, with the intention of drawing us closer to Christ.

The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, will lead the Rosary for the Protection of Children and Families as part of the diocese’s observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The rosary will begin at 7 p.m.

“The rosary is a way to lift up in prayer all who have been abused and all those who love and support them,” said Bishop Knestout. “As people of God, we hope that in prayer, all those affected by abuse might find a path toward healing and comfort.”

Our meditation will be on the Glorious Mysteries: The Resurrection, The Ascension Into Heaven, The Descent of the Holy Spirit, The Assumption, The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven.

The event will be livestreamed on the diocesan website, YouTube and other social media platforms so all can join in prayer, as the cathedral will not be open during the livestream.

As Pope Pius XII said, “We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times.”

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