Catholics to make sure that children's rights were guaranteed by the laws of their countries. His message was contained in a special greeting to delegates attending the World Catholic Conference on Children's Rights meeting in Beirut, who include some Moslem and Orthodox observers.
Taking his theme from the declaration of children's rights approved by the United Nations in 1959, the Holy Father pointed nut that it was very important to gather. in the face of materialism in all its forms.
"The physical, moral, spiritual and intellectual development of these children depends to a great extent on the adults who are charged with their education, and especially on the family, the natural and basic cell, which has the main responsibility," he concluded.