Colloquia Theologica Ottoniana (Sep 2019)

Wartość doświadczenia osób starszych dla rozwoju ludzi młodych w nauczaniu papieża Franciszka

  • Joanna Lewicka

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 1


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The subject of the family occupies a special place in the teaching of Pope Francis. The Holy Father repeatedly in his speeches and letters refers to his own family experience, and emphasises how important the family is during the crisis of values in times when basic individual rights are subject to relativisation. To meet these needs and desires, the Pope does not overlook any aspects of family life. In this paper, the author focuses on its two stages: youth and old age. On the one hand, there is a large percentage of elderly people in the Church, developed societies are growing older and the issue of low birth rates and care for seniors becomes more and more urgent to solve, while on the other hand old age has been marginalised, rejected and unaccepted.