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Pope: Old people are like good wine

Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural Mass with cardinals, inside the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican on Thursday. (Associated Press)
Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural Mass with cardinals, inside the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican on Thursday. (Associated Press)

 

Pope Francisco in his first meeting with the College of Cardinals today, as reported in the Vatican Information Service.

"Courage, dear brothers! Probably half of us are in our old age. Old age, they say, is the seat of wisdom. The old ones have the wisdom that they have earned from walking through life. Like old Simeon and Anna at the temple whose wisdom allowed them to recognize Jesus. Let us give with wisdom to the youth: like good wine that improves with age, let us give the youth the wisdom of our lives.”

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