On Sunday 28 September Pope Francis will meet grandparents in St. Peter’s Square during the first international day dedicated to old age, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, The Blessing of Long Life. The encounter will undoubtedly attract grandparents from many countries and the CGA will be present, many wearing the distinctive green sashes of the association, in the form of a delegation from many countries where the CGA is active.
CGA Founder, Catherine Wiley, has been chosen to provide a testimony to Pope Francis and is expected to highlight the vocation of grandparents in keeping prayer at the heart of the family and in passing on the faith. Catherine will also be accompanied by her grandson Tom who will have the opportunity to pose a question to our Holy Father. Tom is a student at Ardingly School, Horsham, England, and is one of Catherine’s 10 grandchildren.
The event is scheduled to begin at 9.00 am in St Peter’s Square and will conclude with Holy Mass at 10.30 am.