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Society must care for the young and old, its memory and its promise, Pope says

Catholic World News - September 13, 2013

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of care for both the young and the elderly in a message to participants in Italy’s annual Social Week.

The Social Week, an annual event organized by the Catholic Church, if focused this year on “The Family: Hope and Future for Italian Society.” In his message the Pope commended the choice of that theme, saying that the family is “a path for generations through which faith, love and fundamental moral values are transmitted, as well as concrete solidarity, hard work, patience, and also plans, hope, and future.”

“A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise,” the Pope wrote.

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