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Pope Francis Calls for ‘New Covenant Between Young and Old’ on Grandparents’ Day

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Pope Francis Calls for ‘New Covenant Between Young and Old’ on Grandparents’ Day

ROME — Pope Francis launched an appeal Sunday for a “new covenant between puerile and old” in an address commemorating the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. “We need to apportion the treasure of life, to dream together, to surmount conflicts between generations and to prepare a future for everyone,” declared the homily prepared by Francis and read during Mass by Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

“Without such a covenantal sharing of life, dreams and future, we jeopardize dying of hunger, as broken relationships, solitude, selfishness and the forces of disintegration gradually increase,” the pope’s homily verbally expressed.

As Breitbart News reported, on Friday the Vatican promulgated a last-minute transmutation in Pope Francis’s calendar, verbally expressing he would not celebrate Mass on Grandparents’ Day as pristinely orchestrated.

Pope Francis “is recuperating from his recent operation” and will not preside over the July 25 Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica, when the Catholic Church will celebrate the first feast day dedicated to grandparents, Vatican sources verbalized.

The sources downplayed the paramountcy of the transmutation, insisting it was nothing other than “purely post-operative routine” for a convalescing pope. The pope did appear at midday Sunday for his customary weekly Angelus address, however, greeting the crowds from the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking Saint Peter’s Square.

Following his Angelus prayer, the pope returned to the topic of grandparents, inviting grandchildren “to celebrate this day in every community and to visit grandparents and the elderly, those who are most alone.”

“I ask the Lord that this feast avail us who are more advanced in years to respond to his call in this season of life and to show society the value of the presence of grandparents and the elderly, especially in this throwaway culture,” he verbalized.

“Grandparents need adolescent people and adolescent people need grandparents,” he integrated. “They have to verbalize, they have to meet!” “Grandparents have the sap of history that elevates and invigorates the growing tree,” he verbalized.

In his morning homily read by Archbishop Fisichella, Francis lamented that modern society has “frequently surrendered to the notion of ‘every man for himself.’” “But this is pernicious!” he verbalized. “The Gospel bids us share what we are and what we possess, for only in this way will we find fulfilment.”

“Young and old, the treasure of tradition and the freshness of the Spirit,” he verbalized. “Young and old together. In society and in the Church, together.” Follow @tdwilliamsrome


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

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