Action Alert!
Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic World News

‘To see, to share, to preserve’: papal homily for 1st World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

July 26, 2021

» Continue to this story on Vatican Press Office

CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, was the principal celebrant at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on July 25, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time and 1st World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. Archbishop Fisichella read the homily prepared by Pope Francis, who was not present because he is still recovering from surgery.

In his homily, the Pontiff reflected on grandparents and the elderly in light of the day’s Gospel reading (John 6:1-15). “We are grateful to them for the watchful eyes that cared for us, the arms that held us and the knees on which we sat,” he said. “Please, let us not forget about them. . . . . Let us learn to approach them, listen to them and never discard them.”

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.