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Family strength is key to peace, Vatican delegate tells UNESCO

November 09, 2011

Speaking at a UNESCO conference in Paris, a Vatican delegate argued that peace is best built by “small societies,” beginning with the family.

Msgr. Francesco Follo, the permanent observer for the Holy See at UNESCO, said that family life is the first school for peacemaking. “The family is the place in which we first meet others,” he said. “Learning to live in the family is, then, a priority.”

From the family, Msgr. Follo went on to speak of the school and the local community: the city. In these small societies, he argued, the cause of peace can be furthered.


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