Vatican City, Feb 1, 2004 / 22:00 pm
During the Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope John Paul strongly encouraged pro-lifers to keep supporting family life and fighting against abortion.
The Pontiff focused his brief remarks on Italy’s “Day for Life,” the theme of which was, “There is no future without children.”
The Pope said that “very often the cultural and social context does not favor the family or the mission of parents. Furthermore, many couples would like to have more children, but are forced to give up because of economic difficulties.”
“The assistance of public organizations, though appreciable, is often insufficient. The need is felt for a more comprehensive policy in support of the family,” he added.