Pope urges Catholic School upbringing
Pope John Paul II yesterday urged Catholics to send their children to Catholic schools, saying the education will help the young confront the "big questions of existence".
The pope made the comments during his regular Sunday appearance to pilgrims and tourists in St Peter's Square. Among those gathered this week were students and teachers from several Catholic schools in Rome.
"While I thank those who live and work in Catholic schools, I hope that every family has the concrete possibility of choosing for their children this type of school," the Holy Father said.
Catholic schools can help children "confront in a positive way the big questions of existence," he said.
20 Jan 2003