Category Archives: Seniors

The family saves us from fragmentation and uniformity

Pope Francis in Cuba in 2015

Here is the translation of the address of Pope Francis at the meeting with families at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Santiago, Cuba, on Tuesday, 22 September 2015:   We are here as a family! And whenever we come together as a family, we feel at home. Thank you, Cuban families. Thank you, Cubans, for making

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Parents must fight “ideological colonisations that poison the soul and the family”

Young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during audience for families participating in pastoral conference of Diocese of Rome.

Here is the translation of the address of Pope Francis at the opening of the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome, held in Saint Peter’s Square:   Good evening! The forecasts yesterday, in the late evening, said rain for today, for this afternoon and this evening! Yes, it’s true, there is a rain of families in Saint Peter’s Square.

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Pope Francis: Old age is given for prayer!

Simeon & Anna

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience on 11 Mar in St Peter’s Square:   Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. In today’s catechesis we continue the reflection on grandparents, considering the value and importance of their role in the family. I do so, identifying myself with these persons, because I also belong

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Pope Francis: “Elderly are richness; they cannot be ignored”

Grandmother

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience on 4 Mar in St Peter’s Square:   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s catechesis and that of next Wednesday will be dedicated to the elderly who, in the realm of the family, are the grandparents. Today we will reflect on the present problematic condition of the

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