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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

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

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.