Friday, December 16, 2011

Full text of Pope's Message for International Day of Peace

In his message for the International Day of Peace, the pope lamented that “families, and life itself, are constantly threatened and not infrequently fragmented”. He says children are deprived of “one of the most precious of treasures: the presence of their parents” because of “working conditions which are often incompatible with family responsibilities, worries about the future, the frenetic pace of life, the need to move frequently to ensure an adequate livelihood, to say nothing of mere survival”.

For these reasons he asks politicians that “adequate support should never be lacking to parents in their task,” and that “families are able freely to choose the educational structures they consider most suitable for their children”. READ FULL TEXT HERE

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