World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

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Pope Francis on July 12, 2022, said the knee pain he experienced for several months “scared me, in the sense of ‘think a little about what your future is going to be like now.’”

Here’s what Pope Francis said on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Jul 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

The special observance is held on the fourth Sunday in July to roughly coincide with the feast day of Sts.... Read more

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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 greets the elderly priest-residents of Casa San Gaetano in Rome on June 17, 2016.

Vatican offers plenary indulgence for visiting the elderly on Grandparents’ Day

May 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 2nd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will take place on July 24. Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis invites grandparents to join a ‘spiritual and non-violent revolution’

May 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the appeal in his message for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Read more

Pope Francis visits the elderly in Rieti, Italy on Oct. 4, 2016.

Vatican unveils theme for 2nd World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Feb 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The World Day will be celebrated on July 24. Read more

Sr. Constance Veit, LSP

Catholic sisters dedicate lives to telling the elderly ‘You’ll never be alone’

Jul 27, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Ahead of the inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly this past Sunday, the communications director for the Little... Read more

Pope Francis greets an elderly woman during his general audience Dec. 19, 2018.

Pope Francis on Grandparents’ Day: Elderly are not ‘leftovers from life’

Jul 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I worry when I see a society full of people in constant motion, too caught up in their own affairs... Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis to elderly: The Church needs your prayers like ‘a deep breath’

Jun 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope released a message ahead of the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Read more