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Pope Francis in Canada Reflects on Grandparents: ‘Not a Matter of Preserving Ashes, But of Rekindling the Fire’

Vincenzo PintoPope Francis participates in an open-air Mass at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada, on July 26, 2022.

Marking the feast day of Sts. Anne and Joachim, grandparents of Jesus, in Canada, Pope Francis said: ‘In addition to being children of a history that needs to be preserved, we are authors of a history yet to be written….’