Rome, Italy, Oct 15, 2016 / 10:35 am
On Saturday, Pope Francis told grandparents that they are valuable and that their wisdom should be shared with the younger generation, to help them grow and to support them in their faith.
"And talk to your grandchildren, talk. Let them ask you questions," he said. They may be different from you, they may do other things, "they like other music... but they need the elderly, this ongoing dialogue."
"You are an important presence, because your experience is a precious treasure, essential to looking to the future with hope and responsibility," Pope Francis said Oct. 15 at the Vatican.
The Pope met with pilgrims, including around 7,000 grandparents, to share a reflection and prayer as part of the Celebration of Grandparents. The audience also included the National Association of Older Workers and the Federation of Seniors Italy.