Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, grandparents of Jesus.
Cardinal Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, pointed out that “this is the first fruits of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, a gift to the whole Church that is destined to continue into the future. The pastoral care of the elderly is a priority that can no longer be postponed by any Christian community. In the encyclical Fratelli Tutti, the Holy Father reminds us that no one is saved alone. With this in mind, we must treasure the spiritual and human wealth that has been handed down from generation to generation”.
Un articolo di p. Alexandre Awi Mello sull'istituzione della Giornata Mondiale dei Nonni e degli Anziani
L'11 febbraio l'Osservatore Romano ha pubblicato un articolo del Segretario del Dicastero, p. Alexandre Awi Mello, ISch., a proposito dell'istituzione della Giornata Mondiale dei Nonni e degli Anziani ...