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Here is the text of a declaration made by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi to the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council, on the rights of the elderly. Archbishop Tomasi is the Holy See's representative to the UN offices in Geneva. * * * Mr. President, The number of elderly persons within the general population is...read more
Articles from section "Elderly and Dying"
En route to Brazil for World Youth Day, Pope Francis spoke of the dignity and rights of young people, but also of the dignity of the elderly. Vatican Radio reported about the brief …read more
To mark today's eighth anniversary of the death of John Paul II, here is an excerpt from his 1999 Letter to the Elderly. * * * “You show me the path of life, in your presence there is …read more
Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, Ireland announced today the death of his predecessor, Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Cassidy. The retired archbishop of Tuam passed away last night. Archbishop …read more
Caleb Beaver died at age 16 on Christmas Day in 2011 due to a previously undiagnosed congenital malformation of his blood vessels. His devastated parents agreed to the donation of his heart, …read more
By Junno Arocho The Holy visited the "Viva Gli Anziani" Retirement home for the elderly yesterday in Rome, saying that he came not only as Bishop of Rome, but as well as "an elderly man …read more