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Pope Francis

The elderly

“ … We are all a little fragile-the elderly. Some, however, are particularly weak, many are alone, and affected by illness. Some depend on the indispensable care and attention of others. Will we take a step back for this? Will we abandon them to their fate? A society without closeness
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“Loneliness eats at the heart”. Fr Harry Pownall of Liverpool, wrote these words thirty five years ago in 1979, in the opening paragraphs of the original English version of The Life Ascending handbook. These words are as true today as they were then. We must thank God for a movement s
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