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Children sit with people dressed as clowns on the stage near Pope Francis during a special audience with patients and employees of the Vatican-owned paediatric hospital of Bambino Gesu, in the Paul VI Hall (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pope told a group of children that they must ask their grandparents lots of questions and listen to the answers

Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican on Saturday, October 15. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis spoke about the value of older people, describing them as ‘a precious treasure’, at an audience with more than 7,000 people

Catherine Wiley with Cardinal Séan O’Malley of Boston, who has invited the Catholic Grandparents Association to set up a branch in his diocese

Rory Fitzgerald talks to Catherine Wiley, the entrepreneur who is inspiring the faithful to pass Catholicism on to their grandchildren