Christopher Ruddy , associate professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in a July 26 Associated Press story about Pope Francis' praise for the elderly during his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day.

From: Associated Press Date: July 26, 2013 Author: Rachel Zoll

Pope Francis has introduced a surprising theme during an event dedicated to inspiring young people: He has repeatedly praised the elderly as valued contributors to the church's future.

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