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On Aging, Some Papal Pearls of Wisdom

Posted on 03/16/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn a March 15 audience with the College of Cardinals, 76-year-old Pope Francis I noted that the clerics in the room who elected him weren’t young men either. (Indeed, the average age of the 115 members of the Roman Catholic Church’s highest ecclesiastical body is 71 years, 10 months, according to Catholic News Service.) But the pontiff apparently sees their senior status as a plus rather than a liability, because he urged the cardinals to share the insights they’ve accumulated in their …