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VATICAN, Nov 29, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) – On Thursday, Pope John Paul II received the presidents of the Italian regions and autonomous provinces. The pope requested the regional and provincial presidents pay close attention to families and education. On this last point, he particularly invited them “to guarantee the freedom of educational choice for families” which wish to choose between the public and private schools.

See the pope’s full speech (in Italian only) at:  https://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/2001/november/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20011129_province-autonome_it.html

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