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Far too many old people are placed in care homes, rather than being looked after by their families

Vatican says surprise visit highlights ‘the great importance and preciousness of the elderly’

Nuns ask US Supreme Court for protection from complying with the HHS birth control mandate

At his general audience Francis says that being old is no time for resting

Francis says it is ‘easy to put our consciences to sleep’ and not visit parents for months at a time

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Pontiff denounces a cultural tendency ‘to discard’ the elderly