Pope's Prayer Intentions for December

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for December focuses on the elderly. In the video to accompany this intention the pontiff warns that 'a people that does not take care of grandparents' is one that has 'no future'. He hones in on the 'wisdom' of the elderly and their role in passing on 'their life experience, their family history, the history of a community, of a people'.

Prayer Intention: The Elderly

Pope Francis prays:

"That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations."