Skip to comments.Vatican Upholds Nature, Importance of Family in UN Session
Posted on 06/26/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT by marshmallow
Vatican City, Jun 25, 2014 / 07:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the 26th Session of the U.N.s Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi affirmed that the family nourished by the marriage of one man and one woman offers a dynamic energy to society.
Most people find unique protection, nurture, and dynamic energy from their membership in a strong and healthy family founded upon marriage between a man and a woman, the archbishop stated in a June 24 letter to the president of the U.N.s Human Rights Council.
Moreover, ample evidence has demonstrated that the best interest of the child is assured in a harmonious family environment in which the education and formation of children develop within the context of lived experience with both male and female parental role models.
According to Vatican Radio, Archbishop Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, delivered his letter to the president of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the occasion of their 26th Session.
The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations, and is composed of 47 States who are responsible for the protection and promotion of every human right worldwide.
At the beginning of his letter the archbishop drew attention to the U.N.s celebration of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, which took place May 15 under the theme Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals.
Choosing such a theme, he noted, displays a strong relationship to Resolution 2012/10, adopted by ECOSOC that stressed the need for undertaking concerted actions to strengthen family-centered policies and programs as part of an integrated, comprehensive approach to development.
Going on, the archbishop recognized the numerous debates currently surrounding the nature and definition of the family.
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