Pope Francis on Monday released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for the month of December, which this month is 'For the elderly'.
In the video, Pope Francis comments:
A people that does not take care of grandparents, that does not treat them well has no future.
The elderly have wisdom.
They are entrusted with a great responsibility: to transmit their life experience, their family history, the history of a community, of a people.
Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations.
Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bASXuaq6yug
The monthly 'Pope Video' has been produced by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer, see: www.popesprayer.net