World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly 2021

Pope Francis has instituted a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Identifying with the more senior members of our society, he says “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone!”

Family Bishop praises Grandparents and the Elderly

Here's a video recording of our 'Catholic News' podcast on grandparents and the elderly.

Pope's Message to Grandparents and the Elderly 2021

Pope Francis' message for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly reassures the older generation that God is always with them and reminds them of their vocation to pass on the faith to the younger ones.

Cardinal on Grandparents and the Elderly

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, echoes 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.

Cardinal's Message for Grandparents and the Elderly in British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL) version of Cardinal Vincent Nichols' message.