Catholic Culture Resources
Catholic Culture Resources
Catholic World News

Pope calls on elderly to be ‘teachers of tenderness’

July 04, 2022

» Continue to this story on Vatican Press Office

CWN Editor's Note: In a video that accompanied his July prayer intention, Pope Francis said that “we elderly people often have a special sensitivity for care, for reflection, and affection.”

“We are, or we can become, teachers of tenderness,” the Pope continued. “And indeed we can! In this world accustomed to war, we need a true revolution of tenderness. We have a great responsibility towards new generations about this.”

The Pope also referred to the elderly as “the bread that nourishes our lives, the hidden wisdom of a people. That is why we must celebrate 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.