“When Missionary Childhood Day was established on 4 December 1950 by Pope Pius XII, all countries were asked to identify a date to be dedicated to Holy Childhood, but freedom was left. Many celebrate it on 6 January precisely because it is the Epiphany, the manifestation of Jesus to the three Wise Men and a day of feast for children. But in other countries it is celebrated in February or May or July or October, it also depends on the school calendar and different contexts”: this is how Sister Roberta Tremarelli, Secretary General of the Pontifical Society of Holy Childhood,

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