World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly
July 25, 2021
Pope Francis' Message for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
In a video message, Pope Francis tells the elderly that God is always with them and reassures them that the Lord sends his angels to comfort them in their loneliness. Download additional resources below.
Videomensaje de papa Francisco
Mensaje del Papa Francisco con motivo de la Jornada Mundial de los Abuelos y de las personas Mayores. Descargue recursos adicionales a continuación.
Mensagem em vídeo do papa Francisco
O Papa anunciou nesta terça-feira a Mensagem para o Dia Mundial dos Avós e dos Idosos que será celebrado no próximo dia 25 de julho. Baixe recursos adicionais abaixo.
Pope Francis Blessing Card #1
"I am with you always" are the words that I, as Bishop of Rome and an elderly person like yourselves, would like to address to you on this first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly: the whole Church is close to you - to us - and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone! English Spanish Portuguese
Pope Francis Blessing Card #3
Dear Grandfather and Grandmother, at this crucial moment in history, you have a renewed vocation. You may wonder: how can this be possible? Isn't my solitude already a sufficiently heavy burden? It can happen, the Lord replies, if we open our hearts to the working of the Holy Spirit! English Spanish Portuguese
Year of the Family
March 19, 2021 - June 26, 2022
On 19 March 2021, the fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on the joy and beauty of familial love, Pope Francis will inaugurate the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family,” which will conclude on 26 June 2022 on the occasion of the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. The Holy Father will be present for the Meeting.Learn More