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Pope to Youth: The bond with grandparents, the elderly is a gift. Treasure it

2013-07-26

Amid cheers, music and a  lot ofenthusiasm, thousands of people came out to celebrate  the Angelus along with the Pope.  Up from the balcony of  the Archbishops Palace, the Pope talked about the need to combine the energy  of  the youth with the wisdom of the elderly. 

POPE FRANCIS
"How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage which is so essential for each and every society! How important it is to have intergenerational exchanges and dialogue, especially within the context of the family.”


July 26th marks the feast day of Mary's parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne. Pope Francis encouraged the youth to embrace a relationship with older generations, who have the wisdom of life and of faith. He described the bond as a treasure and he even sent out a greeting to all
grandparents.


POPE FRANCIS
"In this World Youth Day, young people wish to acknowledge and honor their grandparents. They salute them with great affection and they thank them for the ongoing witness of their wisdom.”

With thousands of people out in the open air square, the Pope highlighted the important role of the family, adding that its in the home where one first receives both love and faith.


 

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