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Children cheer as they celebrate the first World Children's Day at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy, May 25, 2024. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis decided to hold a World Children’s Day to draw global attention to the plight and suffering of so many of the world’s 2.3 billion children from poverty, war and the effects of climate change.
A child wounded in an I.D.F. bombardment is brought to Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, on March 25. (AP Photo/Ismael abu dayyah)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
While some children have been evacuated from conflict, more than 1.1 million children in Gaza and 3.7 million in Haiti have been left behind to face the rampaging adult world around them.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Timothy P. Carney
The human species, by definition, depends on future adults, which are also known as children. Let’s help families who raise them.
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
The child tax credit enhancements will lift as many as 400,000 children above the poverty line in 2024 and move an additional 3 million U.S. children in deep poverty closer to the poverty line.
Inside the Vatican
Colleen and Gerry also parse the pope’s comments on declining birth rates in Italy and address the politicization of the issue and the pope’s call for global economic reforms that promote and support the well-being of young families.
FaithFaith in Focus
Laura Kelly Fanucci
Answering the question of how many kids feels impossible.