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Holy See Reminds UN of Parent’s Right to Teach Sexuality

NEW YORK, JULY 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- U.N. policies on youth should respect parents’ right to educate their children, including in the realm of human sexuality and “reproductive health,” says the Holy See.

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the permanent observer of the Holy See at the United Nations, affirmed this today when he addressed the U.N. high-level meeting on youth.

“Each and every young person should be able to be brought up in an environment in which he or she is able to grow and learn, that is, in a community and society characterized by peace and harmony, free from all violence and discord. Each and every child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding,” the archbishop affirmed.

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