Pope Francis has chosen the theme of the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, to be celebrated on Sunday 24 July.

The verse from Psalm 92, "In old age they will still bear fruit", to emphasis how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift both for society and for ecclesial communities.

Resources from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life will be made available in due course, together with details of Diocesan events.

Message from Pope Francis

Picture courtesy of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales