Traditional family championed at World Congress

The traditional family—father, mother, and children—is in rapid decline, though “children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows,” a Church leader warned at the World Congress of Families held in Madrid on May 25–27 (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2010, 129).

Elder Erich W. Kopischke of the Seventy addressed the audience at the opening plenary session of the congress. He was introduced by Sister Mary Ellen Smoot, former Relief Society general president.

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