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Notice of Press Conference, 05.05.2022

On Tuesday 10 May 2022, at 11.30, in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference will be held to present the Holy Father’s Message for the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

The Day will be held on the fourth Sunday of July – on 24 July this year – on the theme: “In old age they will still bear fruit”.

The speakers will be:

- His Eminence Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life (Italian, English and Spanish);

- Dr. Vittorio Scelzo, responsible for the pastoral care of the elderly, of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life (Italian, English, Spanish);

- Ms. Maria Francis, Communio – Conference of Catholic Bishops of India, Bangalore, India (English), via remote link;

- Ms. Giancarla Panizza, Auser Association for Active Aging, Sartirana (PV), Italy (Italian).

The press conference will be live-streamed in the original language on the Vatican News YouTube Channel, at