Image of Adam from the Internet.
On October 31, 2010, this little child was murdered in Iraq because he was Christian.
See here: http://www.unheardcries.com/index.htm.
One can almost hear the Fauré Requiem, Op. 48 - VII- In Paradisum.
May his holy soul pray for us.
There have been found records on the slabs of the catacombs that indicate from the beginning there were martyred children. This inscription was found carved on the tomb of a martyred child inside a Roman catacomb:
"Alexander is not dead, but lives beyond the stars! His body lies in this tomb. He suffered under Antonius Emperor, who changed from indulgence to hatred; for while he [Alexander] was keeling about to offer the sacrifice to the true God, he was led to death. Oh, unhappy times! In which, even at our prayers and at the Mass, we are not safe. What more miserable than life, but what more miserable still that in death we cannot be buried by our parents and friends. But Alexander now shines in heaven. He lived a short time, who lived 4 years and 10 months."
-Aringhi, Roma Subter., tom. I. lib. iii. cap. 22.