Pope Urges Drivers to Respect Life

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 17, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II urged drivers to respect life by driving prudently.

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The Holy Father made his appeal at the conclusion of his weekly Sunday meeting with pilgrims to pray the “Angelus,” on the same day as the French Church’s special remembrance of traffic accident victims.

“In asking the Lord to receive in his love all those who have died tragically in traffic accidents, I entrust to the tenderness of Our Lady the many injured and the permanently disabled, as well as their families, and I call everyone to solidarity,” the Pope said.

“Finally, I implore drivers to respect others, by upholding prudence and responsibility in driving,” John Paul II added.

Last year, Bishop Michel Dubost of Evry-Corbeil, France, on the same occasion, created and posited the motto: “Christians cannot drive as though they weren’t Christians.”

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