25 July 2021 is the inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly in the Catholic Church.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, is echoing the Pope’s words to young people encouraging them to talk to their grandparents if they want to be a sign of hope for the world.
Promoting the important connection between generations, Cardinal Nichols said:
“Elderly people get isolated, grandparents often get forgotten. But a day of prayer will help us to remember that we are gifts to each other because we are gifts of God. And if we give thanks for those gifts, we’ll appreciate them.”
Listen to his full message below.