Vatican City, Dec 4, 2017 / 10:14 am
In his prayer video for the month of December, Pope Francis prays for grandparents and the elderly, urging people to respect and support them, that their wisdom may continue to be passed down to new generations.
"A people that does not take care of grandparents, that does not treat them well, has no future!" the Pope said in the video. "The elderly have wisdom."
He also noted that the elderly have a great responsibility to pass on to others their life experiences, and the histories of their family, community and culture.
"Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, (they) may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations," he concluded.