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Prayer Service:
Prayer Service for the Opening of the Sixty-eighth Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  Monday, September 16, 2013

PRAYER SERVICE

ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF

THE SIXTY-EIGHTH SESSION

 

OF

 

THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY






Day of Prayer and Fasting for Syria:
Pope Francis Proclaims September 7 Day of Prayer and Fasting For Peace in Syria, the Middle East, and Throughout the World
  Saturday, September 07, 2013
The Pope expressed deep worry and concern for conflicts throughout the world, especially in Syria, and for the devastation, suffering, and pain inflicted upon civilians and the unarmed. He condemned the use of chemical weapons outright.





Side Event:
The Family, a Resource for Society
  Friday, February 15, 2013

The 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family is promoted by the Economic, Cultural and Social Council as “an opportunity to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; review challenges faced by families worldwide and recommend solutions”.

The Holy See and its co-sponsor the Pontifical Council for the Family hosted a parallel event on the occasion of the Fifty-First Session of the Commission for Social Development entitled:

 The Family, a Resource for Society










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