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12 ................ ,.,,,., .,,,'1  The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Pope, in message, says children have right to By CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service .VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Children have a right to grow up surrounded by peace and love, free of abuse and ex- ploitation, Pope John Paul II said in his message for the World Day of Peace. "Children are not a burden on society; they are not a means of profit or people with- out rights. Children are pre- cious members of the human family, for they embody its hopes, its expectations and its potential," said the pope's peace day message, released Dec. 12 at the Vatican. The theme for the Jan. 1, 1996, celebration is: "Let us give children a future of peace." The papal message was re- leased one day after the U.N. Children's Fund published its annual report on the state of the world's children, providing statistics on the "inhuman suf- ferings" the pope condemned. Live-in help needed for 84 year old female. Light care. Car not necessary, but drivers license required. Please contact: (812) 853-6270 or (812) 422-7054 As a result of wars and con- flicts over the last 10 years; the UNICEF report said, 2 million children were killed, between 4 million and 5 million were left disabled, 1 million were left or- phaned or cannot find their parents and an estimated 10 million have suffered psycho- logical trauma. "The deliberate killing of a child is one of the most dis- turbing signs of the breakdown of all respect for human life," the pope said in his message. In the message, which Vati- can ambassadors deliver to heads of states around the world, the pope condemned governments and armed groups that have ignored inter- national agreements to give special protection to children in times of war, leading to "a veritable slaughter" of young- sters. With the peace message, Pope John Paul "wants to em- brace all children who suffer and all healthy and happy chil- dren and say to all grown-ups: RENTAL SPACE v' MEETINGS SEMINARS V' LECTURES FREE PARKING 474-1704 'Let us give children a future of peace. They are only children," said Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. The cardinal, who often vis- its world trouble spots on be- half of the pope, said he has shed many tears at the sight of children murdered or maimed in war or toting guns, forced to join the fighting. "Peace, a gift of God, is in the hands of adults," the cardi- nal said at a Dec. 12 press con- ference. "Children never start wars; they don't know how to organize themselves to exploit the weak." The cardinal said there has been a "horrendous escalation" of wars' impact on civilians, es- pecially children. In World War I, he said, an estimated 10 percent Of the vic- tims were civilians. The pro- portion rose to 50 percent in AUTO RATES INCREASING? TEENAGE DRIVERS? Call us today for discounts Good student discounts Auto/Home discounts Good Driver discounts INSURANCE AGENCY DENNIS K. FELDHAUS 464-5993 Mater Dei Class of '70 "Accountants measure success from a balance sheet, when in realn only a small portion Is found there. At Brescm, rich Larry E. O'Bryan, PA B.S. Accounting '70 am here and where I am going." in Catholic heritage, I learned not only accounting but why I Brescia College can provide you with a high-quality education. Classes are small and taught by outstanding faculty. Brescia offers over 30 majors and 1 7 minors in its bachelor's degree programs. Our Catholic heritage can help you develop as a well-educated and thoughtful leader, ready for the challenges of the 21 st century. f BRESCIA COLLEGE I I II II III III 717 Frederica Owensboro, KY 42301 III I II I World War victims of and 90 the civilians, "z women and "Children'B ways be but at sadness and t have these seenand of their short Paul 4 m d e( (812) 254-2641 I I SAVINGS BANK, FSB I 200 E. Van Trees St., Washington I 500 Main St., Petersburg .11 iii i i i L HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC bcensed Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential P.O. Box 405 TONY NAZARIO Haubstadt, iN 47639 812-768-5207 1-800-766-2787 i i  P_eoples Trust Company SOUTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 191 LINTON, INDIANA 47441 i Ed. 101 North Washington, IN MILLER &: M! "A family can RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY Radio Rosary of Indiana "Christ in the Home Apostolate" now offers America's Most Beautiful Catholic Wholesale Prices to the Public Beautiful statues, hand painted by Portuguese Hard Composition Catholicln-Home Statuary , Now open Every Saturday 9 to 5 or Call for Appointment (812) 937-4662 Radio Rosary of Indiana 402 North Washington (U.S. Highway 231) Dale, Indiana 47523 Telephone (812) 937-4662