This Sunday, the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated throughout the universal Church. It’s the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, Grandparents of Jesus. The theme chosen by Pope Francis this year is "In old age they will still bear fruit" (Psalm 92:15). The theme is meant to emphasise how grandparents are a gift both to society and the Church. This year, Pope Francis is also extending the opportunity for a plenary indulgence "to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” (such as the sick, the abandoned, the disabled) on July 24.
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