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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Pope Francis warns of a void where the elderly are ‘waste material’

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Being old is just as important, and beautiful,… as being young. Let’s remember that. The covenant between generations, which restores all ages of life to humans, is our lost gift and we must take it back. It must be found in this throwaway culture and in this culture of productivity. – Pope Francis

At the age of 85, Pope Francis regards society’s attitude to ageing as a key topic for our times.

Today he declared: ‘Together with migration, old age is among the most urgent issues that the human family is called to face at this time.’

At his general audience in Rome, reported in The Tablet, he spoke of how too often older people are seen as a ‘burden’ to be discarded.

It is well worth a read – Pope Francis’ speaks with wisdom and insight. You can read the article here




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