Since the start of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has encouraged the use of the Rosary as a means by which Christians can contemplate the lives of Jesus and Mary, and imitate their example.
The Mission Rosary is a special form of the prayer, established in 1951 by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen, US National Director of Missio. He saw the need for us to pray for the whole world, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable at home and overseas.
The Mission Rosary is very popular with children and is a wonderful way for them to gain an understanding of what it means to belong to the Universal Church, a global community of peoples from different cultures. It is a physical reminder that while children in Scotland pray for children overseas, children around the world are also praying for them in an amazing exchange of faith and friendship.