Vatican City, Jan 31, 2020 / 10:30 am
Grandparents can play a pivotal role in ensuring that the faith is passed on to their grandchildren in secularized societies, Pope Francis said Friday.
"God has a large population of grandparents throughout the world … They are the indispensable link in educating children and young people in the faith," the pope said Jan. 31.
Speaking to a Vatican conference on pastoral care for the elderly, Pope Francis focused his remarks on the gifts that the elderly bring to the Church and society today.
"Nowadays, in secularized societies in many countries, current generations of parents do not have, for the most part, the Christian formation and living faith that grandparents can pass on to their grandchildren," Pope Francis said.