Priests for Life Represented at World Meeting with Families
The Second World Meeting of the Holy Father with Families in Rio de Janeiro
from October 1 to 5th, 1997, brought together the faithful from every
continent to reaffirm their commitment to life and family. The event was
organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family, of which Fr. Frank Pavone is
Priests for Life was well represented at the event by clergy and lay members.
Fr. Richard Hogan, Associate Director, was one of the workshop speakers. Fr.
Frank Pavone led a session of youth for life leaders from around the world. This
was the beginning of an effort by the Pontifical Council for the Family to
create a center of communication and encouragement for young people everywhere
who are specially committed to defending life and family.
Click here to read a reflection which was published in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore
Romano just prior to the event.
Click here to read
the final Declaration of the Rio gathering.