The elderly

06/03/2021
Elderly
Gabriella Gambino gives a talk at a COMECE seminar on The elderly and the future of Europe

On 1 March, Professor Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, took part in a webinar on the subject of “The Elderly and the Future of Europe”. It was held on an ...

18/02/2021
Elderly
Address of Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

On 11 February, l’Osservatore Romano published an address of the Secretary of the Dicastery, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, ...

31/01/2021
Elderly
Cardinal Farrell “this is the first fruits of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year"

  As announced today after the Angelus, 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 ...

07/12/2020
Elderly
COMECE and FAFCE publish a document on the elderly and the future of Europe

“Let us transform the crisis due to COVID-19 into an opportunity for a paradigm shift, and for rethinking the way in which we view the elderly.” This presupposition, expressed by the General ...

27/11/2020
Elderly
At Christmas, let’s listen to grandparents and the elderly

“Dear young people,” wrote Pope Francis on the occasion of the 32nd World Youth Day, “you need the wisdom and the vision of the elderly. […] They will speak to you of things that can thrill your minds ...

24/11/2020
Elderly
Starting today, French and Spanish translations of the proceedings of the first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly are available for free online

The first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly was an important ecclesial moment during which the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life—as Card. Farrell observed in his ...

01/10/2020
Elderly
Publication of the e-book: “The Richness of Many Years of Life”

After launching the campaign “Every senior is your grandparent - #SendYourHug,” which has had an incredible resonance throughout the world, the e-book “The Richness of Many Years of Life,” a ...

27/07/2020
#sendyourhug
Launch of the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” Use the inventiveness of love: make phone or video calls, listen to them!

It is possible to reduce the isolation felt by elderly people while also strictly observing health guidelines for Covid-19. The pandemic has hit the elderly particularly hard and it has disconnected ...

24/07/2020
Elderly
Messages from the Episcopal Conferences of Spain, Portugal, and Canada

The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting the elderly particularly hard. In fact, the vast majority of recorded deaths have been among people over seventy years of age, and in particular among those who, ...

07/04/2020
Elderly

  Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the heart of this "unexpected and furious storm, we realized”, as Pope Francis reminded us, “that we are on the same boat". Inside there are also the ...