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Pope Benedict addresses the elderly at St Peter’s Residence in Vauxhall

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Pope Benedict addresses the elderly at St Peter's Residence in Vauxhall

As an 83-year-old man at the time of his visit to the UK in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI clearly felt a particular affinity with the residents of St Peter’s in Vauxhall. He visited the residential home ahead of an evening vigil in London’s Hyde Park.

“Every generation can learn from the experience and wisdom of the generation that preceded it. Indeed the provision of care for the elderly should be considered not so much an act of generosity as the repayment of a debt of gratitude.”

Recorded on Saturday, 18 September 2010.