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How the Pope Celebrated Older People Around the World


Storify summary: With some 40,000 people gathered Sept. 28 in Vatican City to honor grandparents and the elderly, Pope Francis started with his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who made a rare public appearance. Benedict, 87, still lives at the Vatican, and Francis, 77, emphasized that Benedict's wisdom and experience have been invaluable, like having a "wise grandparent" at home.

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