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Pope Francis meets altar servers during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 8, 2022.
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Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis highlighted how old age ironically helps us to fulfill Jesus’ commandment to be “born again.”
Pope Francis gives the homily as he participates in Mass for the feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 5, 2022. The Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who has substituted as the main celebrant on a few occasions when the pope has had health problems. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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“The Holy Spirit wants us to concentrate on the here and now, because the time and place in which we find ourselves are themselves grace-filled.”
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican June 1, 2022.
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Pope Francis
“Do not hide old age, do not hide the fragility of old age,” Pope Francis said in his Wednesday audience. “This is a teaching for all of us.”
Pope Francis is pictured while greeting the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 25, 2022.
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Pope Francis
If the elderly, who have seen it all by that time, keep intact their passion for justice, then there is hope for love, and also for faith.
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 18, 2022.
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Pope Francis
“God is not afraid of our prayer of protest, no!” Pope Francis said in his Wednesday audience, during which he talked about lessons the faithful can take from the book of Job.
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Pope Francis
At times, by over-emphasizing our efforts to do good works, we have created an ideal of holiness excessively based on ourselves.
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Pope Francis
“The life of our communities must know how to benefit from the talents and charisms of so many elderly people who are already retired, but who are a wealth to be treasured,” Pope Francis said in his weekly audience.
Pope Francis greets children during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 4, 2022.
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Pope Francis
The story of Eleazar refusing to back down from his faith even in his old age reminds us that faith without action is just hypocrisy.
Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2022.
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Pope Francis
“Look closely at the relationship you have with your mothers-in-law: at times they are a bit special, but they have been the mother to your spouse, they have given you everything.”
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Pope Francis
“Honor thy father and mother” is a solemn commitment. It is not just about one’s own father and mother. It is about their generation and the generations before, honoring the elderly.