La Antigua, Guatemala, Jun 13, 2013 / 15:21 pm
Policies to fight drug abuse should reflect the dignity of the human person and build up the family as vital for both prevention and treatment efforts, said a representative of the Holy See.
"Protecting the dignity of all people, especially the youth who represent our future, requires the concerted effort of all in society," Archbishop Francis Chullikatt said in a statement on behalf of the Holy See.
The archbishop, who serves as the permanent observer of the Holy See to the Organization of American States, spoke at the 43rd regular session of the organization's General Assembly, held in Guatemala June 4-6.
The theme of the gathering was "Towards a Comprehensive Anti-Drug Policy in the Americas."