- Aug 12, 2020
In communities around the world, the social isolation that keeps elders safe from the coronavirus but precludes going to church is proving extremely difficult for many. In some remote areas, younger generations are helping their elders.
After rumors went out in the German press Monday saying Benedict XVI was suffering from a facial infection, the Vatican has confirmed that the retired pontiff is sick but insisted that his condition is normal for someone his age.
On Monday the Vatican launched a social media campaign urging young people to heed a recent appeal from Pope Francis to reach out to elderly in their area who are isolated because of the coronavirus.
Pope Francis led pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly Sunday blessing in a round of applause for elderly people suffering from loneliness during the pandemic.
Catholic bishops on two different sides of the Atlantic reminded Catholics of the enormous suffering of vulnerable peoples, but most especially the elderly, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Janice Dean is the senior meteorologist for FOX News Channel,