Rome, Italy, Oct 27, 2010 / 13:20 pm
Education is important to the Catholic Church in Italy and many want to demonstrate that. That’s why tens of thousands, particularly students, teachers and Catholic Action leaders are expected to turn out in St. Peter's Square for a rally Oct. 30.
The Church association Italian Catholic Action is promoting the event to draw attention to the importance of education in the formation of young people and their future.
Organizers want children and young people to feel called to responsibility in the Church and in the public life of Italian society.
Father Vito Piccinonna, an Italian Action official, told the Italian bishops' news agency that addressing the challenge for young people today requires individual attention and tenderness, but also assistance in making children "not just big in age, but also in wisdom and grace."