Children’s rights

Today it must be said that on November 20, 1959, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was approved, which has 10 articles.

The first Right of the Child is to Life.

But, are we able to allow its birth, a healthy and harmonious development in decent conditions for its existence? Are we prepared to be able to offer them an education and promotion that allow their natural integration as worthy, free, spontaneous and creative citizens? Another Right of the Child is to have a name, a family, a nationality. Are children still born orphans of living parents? With so many pregnancies in adolescence, and so much lack of responsibility in some young people who act without thinking about the consequences that pure sexual bodily exchange entails?

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, in articles 19, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36, establishes the obligation of the State to protect the boy and the girl against all forms of mistreatment by parents or any person responsible for them. Are we facilitating a healthy, balanced and fair environment for families so that they can fulfill their mission as the first educating community? “Both the State and the Church have the obligation to give families all possible help, so that they can properly exercise their educational functions… May the Lord help us to persevere in our Christian commitment to others! Amen.