Reading the Liturgy of the Hours this morning it reminded me of what the International Theological Commission said in their document this year "The Hope of salvation for infants who die without being baptised."
5. Secondly, taking account of the principle lex orandi lex credendi, the Christian community notes that there is no mention of Limbo in the liturgy. In fact, the liturgy contains a feast of the Holy Innocents, who are venerated as martyrs, even though they were not baptised, because they were killed on account of Christ. There has even been an important liturgical development through the introduction of funerals for infants who died without Baptism. We do not pray for those who are damned. The Roman Missal of 1970 introduced a Funeral Mass for unbaptised infants whose parents intended to present them for Baptism. The Church entrusts to Gods mercy those infants who die unbaptised. In its 1980 Instruction on Childrens Baptism, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith reaffirmed that: with regard to children who die without having received Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as indeed she does in the funeral rite established for them. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992) adds that: the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved [1Tim 2:4], and Jesus tenderness toward children which caused him to say: Let the children come to me, do not hinder them (Mk 10:14), allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism