Vatican City, Feb 4, 2013 / 14:10 pm
The head of the Vatican council for the family believes that the 2015 gathering in Philadelphia will be an important moment for the U.S. and the world as it considers the role and meaning of the family in society.
"I believe that the world encounter in Philadelphia will be a very important moment, not only for the United States, but for the whole world," predicted Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
The archbishop spoke to CNA Feb. 4 after a Vatican press conference on the 7th World Meeting of Families that took place in Milan last year.
"We need to stress the importance of the family and marriage because they are society's foundation and (they) allow society to grow by founding an interconnection between generations.