In His recent visit to Great Britain Pope Benedict XVI spoke specifically to children when he said the following:

“I hope that among those of you listening to me today there are some of the future saints of the twenty-first century. What God wants most of all for each one of you is that you should become holy. He loves you much more than you could ever begin to imagine, and he wants the very best for you. And by far the best thing for you is to grow in holiness…When I invite you to become saints, I am asking you not to be content with second best.”