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Vatican conference highlights importance of elderly in the church

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican will host a conference on how the Catholic Church can fulfill its mission to care for, welcome and include...

Rome conference focuses on holistic approach to caring for elderly

VATICAN CITY — Religions share an understanding of the importance of caring for people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs — and this precious insight...

As young Kenyans leave villages, sisters care for elderly left behind

Via Catholic News Service SAGANA, Kenya — The old women sit quietly along the veranda, trees extending their branches over the houses, and a vegetable...

Gunmen kill nuns, elderly and disabled; priest missing in Aden, Yemen

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Four Missionaries of Charity and 10 to 12 other people were killed March 4 after uniformed gunmen entered a...

Synod report highlights pastoral care of society’s marginalized

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While they did not grab headlines, the elderly and people with disabilities, openness to life and the plight of...

Greed, culture of disposal fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a “hidden euthanasia” rooted in today's...

Pope: Don’t forget ‘hidden exiles,’ elderly marginalized by own family

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Just as people must never ignore the plight of today’s immigrants and refugees, they must also remember today’s “hidden...

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