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Vatican Rethinking Elder Care After COVID, Saying Institutionalization is a Mark of ‘Throwaway Culture’

Elderly woman

Robert Kneschke
An elderly woman receives groceries amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Pontifical Academy for Life published the 6,000-word document Feb. 9 on the need to improve social and pastoral care for the elderly, particularly after the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic on retirement homes across the world.

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