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Pope Francis greets an elderly couple at his general audience on Jan. 11, 2023

Vatican announces date and theme for 2023 World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Apr 13, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The annual event, which happens around the feast day of Sts. Anne and Joachim, will take its theme this year... Read more


Here’s how to receive a plenary indulgence July 24 on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Jul 23, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

All it takes is a phone call, together with confession, Holy Communion, and prayer. Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy Oct. 4, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis proclaims World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Jan 31, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis announced Sunday the establishment of an international day to honor grandparents and the elderly to take place each... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis asks young people to 'send a hug' to the elderly

Jul 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis asked young people Sunday to reach out to the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, to send a... Read more