The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has announced that The First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated on July 25.
In a press statement, the Vatican said the Pope had chosen the theme “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20) signifying how close God is to “every older person, especially in these challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The theme, “I am with you always” is also “a promise of closeness and hope that young and old can mutually share”, states the press release
“Not only are grandchildren and youths invited to be present in the lives of older people, but older people and grandparents also have a mission of evangelization, proclamation and prayer, and of encouraging young people in their faith.”
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life said additional information on how churches can take part in the celebrations will be made available on the website www.amorislaetitia.va as from mid-June.