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UN council approves Russian resolution affirming family values

Catholic World News - October 05, 2012

The UN’s council on human rights has approved a resolution stating that an acceptance of traditional moral principles is important to the promotion of peace and the protection of human rights around the world.

The UN resolution—which echoes the themes put forward by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, in an address to the General Assembly—was introduced by the Russian delegation. It was approved despite opposition from delegates from the US and western Europe, who argued that a defense of traditional moral principles could undermine the advances of the sexual revolution.

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  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - Oct. 06, 2012 12:27 AM ET USA

    It is remarkable to read that Russia, a country which suffered the oppression of godless communism for 70 years under the former Soviet Union, was the leader among member states in gathering support for a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council affirming the vital role traditional values have in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms which derive from the dignity and worth of the human person, and which also recognizes the importance of the family and the community.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Oct. 05, 2012 6:33 PM ET USA

    Still some distance from the late Rev./Rep. Drinan.

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