I hope this is the correct forum to post my dilemma. My parents received an Apostolic Blessing from Pope John XXIII. He died shortly after they got married. My maternal grandmother received an Apostolic Blessing for herself “and Family” (sic) - (Grandpa passed away about 15 years prior).
Question: Does the Apostolic Blessing which says “and Family” include immediate family only (my mom, aunts & uncles) or does it include descendants as well (me, my siblings and their children, my cousins)?
Question 2: Does an Apostolic Blessing cease with the death of the Pope who gave it? A fellow I know said “yes”. I told him that I never heard of such a thing.
Any information is much appreciated, especially from our priests. Thank you!