Prayer service unites students in devotion to Our Lady, Untier of Knots.
'It is a source of great hope that in this place of sorrow and remembrance I can join with leaders representing the many religious traditions which enrich the life of this great city.'
"If we want a world to pass on to our children, and our children's children, we as a people need to pray for peace."
The pope described political service with the same tone used for a vocation to religious life -- "you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you."
The theme of the eighth international World Meeting of Families is "Love is Our Mission, The Family Fully Alive."
Click to see photos from the event including some familiar faces from Diocese of Rockville Centre.