Vatican launches #aGiftOfWisdom campaign
By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ
Picking up Pope Francis’s appeal to young people on the 32nd World Youth Day – in which he reminded them that they need the “wisdom and vision” of the elderly – the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is launching an initiative called “A Gift of Wisdom” as the Church approaches the season of Christmas.
In a statement on Friday, the Dicastery emphasizes that in spite of the “particular climate in which we are living” due to the pandemic, young people have the opportunity to receive a special gift through bonding with elderly people – many of them living alone because of the ongoing health crisis.