23 January 2020
The richness of many years of life
Interview with Prefect Card. Farrell on the Conference which will bring together 550 participants from 60 countries
In the Church, the elderly have at times been forgotten, or considered somewhat of a burden, even while “they should be co-protagonists, by virtue of their immense experience, thanks to their many years of life.” We have organized this conference precisely “to present ourselves to the world and to verify what exactly is happening in the Church.” And so Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life explains to Vatican News the value and the scope of the first International Conference on the pastoral care of the elderly, titled “The Richness of Many Years of Life,” which will take place in Rome from 29 – 31 and which will also be accessible via streaming.