Illiteracy is a plague, a heavy "handicap," which comes in addition to that of hunger and other miseries. With illiteracy, not only is some aspect of the economy and politcial life at issue, but the
very dignity of the human being.
~ Pope John Paul II from Angelus prayer, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
Found in For The Children: Words of love and inspiration from His Holiness Pope John Paul II... you guessed it... found on my library shelf :)