EUROPE/POLAND - The "Star Singers" of Czestochowa help the children of Sudan

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Czestochowa (Agenzia Fides) - Children and young people of Holy Childhood of the Archdiocese of Czestochowa, in the days between 26 December 2011 and January 6, 2012, are giving birth to their now usual Christmas activities of mission solidarity. According to the information sent to Fides, these days, like thousands of their peers in other nations, the "Star Singers" knock at the doors of family homes of Czestochowa, collecting donations for children of their same age who are suffering around the world. In particular, the Christmas campaign during the Christmas season is dedicated to helping, materially and spiritually, the children of Sudan. In the churches of the Archdiocese of Czestochowa, children and boys and girls also participate in "missionary catechesis" and pray for missions. The initiative of the "Star Singers" (Sternsinger), founded over 50 years ago in Germany as a charity initiative of the Pontifical Society of Missionary Childhood, has now spread to several other nations, especially in Central Europe. (MF/SL) (Agenzia Fides 03/01/2012)