The day began with Mass offered for the repose of the souls of the 92 Lombardy priests who died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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COMMENTARY: It’s highly significant that Pope Francis has established the ‘World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly’ to be celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of July.
In his message ahead of the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis referred to his own advanced age, and quoted his predecessor, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, whom he called “a saintly elderly person who continues to pray and work for the Church.”
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Experts tell the Register that the tragedy of the death and suffering the health crisis has inflicted on U.S. seniors spotlights the need to implement new models that can better protect their health and dignity.
The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of July.
Care facilities connect residents with loved ones and offer cheer during season marked by pandemic restrictions.
This kind of almshouse, coming from the Flemish tradition and based on deeply Catholic roots, could be a model for many Western countries that are faced with a deepening crisis in their nursing-home systems.
Pope Francis suggested that young people can use the “inventiveness of love” to “send a hug” to an elderly person in their community by making a phone or video call, sending a card, or making a visit when safety measures allow.