- Jan 23, 2021
Even though the haven’t worked for the pope in 150 years, police over the holidays acted as his hands and feet, bringing comfort and cheer to elderly who were alone for Christmas.
When Father Michael Garvey arrived for his shift as a chaplain at the Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, on Tuesday morning, his first stop was the coronavirus floor, right now full with 24 patients.
Netflix has announced that next year it plans to release a new documentary series sharing the stories of elderly people from around the world, including Pope Francis.
European bishops are calling for a societal shift in how the elderly are viewed and treated in light of both the coronavirus pandemic and a notable change in demographic trends in the continent’s aging population.
In a new social-media campaign, the Vatican is encouraging young people to be creative is reaching out to the elderly, who constitute an increasing percentage of the lives claimed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Italy’s Ministry for Health announced Monday that it had formed a new commission for elderly care in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Vatican’s top official on life issues, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, had been tapped as its president.