- Aug 3, 2020
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.
The responsibility of passing on beliefs in many families is increasingly falling on the shoulders of grandmas and grandpas.
In a Mass on Tuesday marking the 25th anniversary of his ordination as an auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992, Pope Francis rejected complaints that lots of old people make the Church a “gerontocracy,” saying the elderly have a key role to play as “grandparents,” nurturing and giving hope to the young.
Pope Francis is always a whirlwind of activity and the last 48 hours have been no exception, with the pope meeting with elders and discussing the role of grandparents, confirming a day trip to Milan, and contributing to disaster relief in Haiti.
My children, grown with kids of their own, live far away from me in different parts of country. They visit for family occasions and holidays, bringing the grandkids with them. I love them all and I enjoy having a houseful of people, but there is one thing that is driving me