Traditional family championed at world congress

The traditional family — father, mother and children — is in rapid decline, though children are entitled to be born within the bonds of matrimony and to be reared by a father and mother who honor their marriage vows, a Church leader warned at the World Congress on Families held in Madrid May 25-27.

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 Soceity general president.

"Even though many people yearn for traditional family life, fewer and fewer have it," Elder Kopischke lamented in his speech.

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