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Vatican Announces Date and Theme for 2023 World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Apr 13, 2023

The Vatican announced Thursday the date and theme for the third annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

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How to Receive Plenary Indulgence July 24 on the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Jul 23, 2022

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

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

Feb 1, 2021

Pope Francis announced Sunday the establishment of an international day to honor grandparents and the elderly to take place each year in July.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address June 7, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Asks Young People to 'send a hug' to the Elderly

Jul 26, 2020

Pope Francis asked young people Sunday to reach out to the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, to send a message of encouragement amid the loneliness of the coronavirus pandemic.