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Life is beautiful, pope tells fellow elderly

Published on Nov 13, 2012 7:27 AM
In this handout photo Pope Benedict XVI meets elderly people during a visit at the rest home "Viva gli Anziani" of the Sant' Egidio community in Rome on November 12, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

ROME (REUTERS) - Pope Benedict visited a home for the elderly on Monday and told its residents that life can be beautiful at every age.

"I feel younger after being here," the pope, 85, said as he was leaving a home run by the Roman Catholic Sant' Egidio Community in a Rome neighbourhood near the Vatican.

"In every age we have to know how to discover the presence of the blessings of the Lord and the riches that they contain," he told the residents.

"You must never lock yourselves in sadness. Living is beautiful even at our age, even though we have some ailments and limitations," he said.

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