Pope Francis signs the Child Declaration for Road Safety

January 18, 2016

His Holiness Pope Francis showed great interest in #SaveKidsLives and signed in support of the campaign. Credit: savekidslives2015.org

Fifty million people are injured on the road every year, and 1.5 million die. Every day, 500 kids are killed, and 20,000 are injured. These are some of the statistics that representatives from the United Nations shared with Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican. They came to build support for global road safety initiatives. The Pope posed with a sign that read #SaveKidsLives and took photos with the group.

The support from the Pope adds incredible momentum to the #SaveKidsLives campaign as it moves into its next phase of operations into the ‘action phase’ that is set to kick off during 2016.

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