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Pope Francis: Grandparents provide important lessons for young people

2015-03-11

Pope Francis began his weekly general audience by discussing the elderly's role in the family and society. He said that he has first-hand experience with the topic.

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"When I was in the Philippines, Filipinos, the inhabitants of the Philippines, the Filipino people greeted me saying 'Lolo Kiko', that is 'Grandfather Francis.'"

The Pope acknowledged that aging can be difficult. It has challenges, but it also elevates spirituality. He said that it isn't a time to give up and relax, but instead is a time to be creative. 

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"We, the elderly, can remind young ambitious people that a life without love is arid. We can say to young people who are afraid that anxiety about the future can be beaten. We can teach young people too in love with themselves that there is more joy in giving than in receiving. "

The Pope said with sadness that there are cynical elders who "despise the young" because they have lost sight of the value of their testimony  experience to their grandchildren. 

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"The words of grandparents have something special for young people. And they know it. The words that my grandmother wrote for me on the day of my ordination, I still carry them with me in the breviary."

Pope Francis concluded his catechesis with a profound reflection: "How I wish that the Church could overcome the throwaway culture and promote the joyful reunion and mutual acceptance of different generations."


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