The elderly

Grandparents and the Elderly
80 representatives of bishops’ conferences and international associations at the webinar organised ahead of the 4th World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

  The webinar on the pastoral care of the elderly – organised on the occasion of the publication of the Holy Father's message and pastoral kit for the 4th World Day for Grandparents and the ...

Grandparents and the Elderly
Rediscovering fraternity, building bonds, and living a Day without loneliness: pastoral guidelines from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

    Pope Francis' Message on the occasion of the Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly was published today. The Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be ...

The Elderly
Pope Francis with grandparents, the elderly and grandchildren: ‘The Caress and the Smile’

        On Saturday 27 April, the Paul IV Hall filled with almost 6000 people who participated in a special Audience - ‘The Caress and the Smile’ - that was organised by the Great ...

Christmas 2023
A meditation for the Christmas Season by the Prefect of the Dicastery, Card. Farrell

  Dear friends, A few days ago, the Holy Father extended an invitation to us when he said, “Let us value silence, sobriety and listening. May Mary, Virgin of silence, help us to love the desert ...

Grandparents and Elderly
Card. Farrell: In this year dedicated to prayer, let us build the broader ‘we’ of ecclesial communion

  This morning, the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the next World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on 28 July 2024 in all the dioceses of the world, was ...

The Pope Video
In conjunction with the opening of World Youth Day in Lisbon, The Pope Video focuses on the fundamental role of young people in the life of the Church and the world

  “When I go to the church in my neighborhood, I see only old people. Is the Church only for old people?”. This is the question directed to Pope Francis that opens this Pope Video which coincides ...

Grandparents and the elderly
8 thousand present in Saint Peter’s for the III World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

  “Be vigilant so that we do not marginalize the elderly in our families or lives”. This was the message pronounced made by Pope Francis during his homily at the Mass he celebrated together with ...

#laityfamilylife
Six episodes to illustrate the Dicastery that Pope Francis has called to be close to the women and men of our time

  What and, more importantly, whom does a Vatican Dicastery that works "for Laity, Family and Life" take care of? To what kind of closeness does Pope Francis invite when he addresses ...

Grandparents and Elderly
Holy Mass in St. Peter's presided over by Pope Francis, with the mandate of the elderly to the WYD youth, and initiatives around the world to celebrate the Day

  Sunday, July 23, marks the Third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which this year has as its theme " His mercy is from age to age " (Lk 1:50). A Mass presided over by Pope ...

Grandparents and elderly
Plenary Indulgence for those who take part in the Day or visit grandparents and the elderly

  Just as with other editions, on the occasion of the Third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on July 23 and whose theme is “His mercy is from age to age” ( Lk ...