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Patients are “icon” of christ

1 April 1990 To the sick and hospital staff in a Hospital of the Daughters of Saint Camillus To the sick and the hospital staff, during a pastoral visit to the Hospital run by the Daughters of Saint Camillus in Acqua Bullicante. 1.We are now

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Praise for new treatments warning on “noise pollution”

26 April 1990 To the members of the "Societas Oto-rhino-laryngologica Latina" “The “Societas Oto-rhino-laryngologica Latina” held its convention in Rome and was received by the Pope on April 26, 1990.  Following is the Pope’s address to the otolaryngologists, originally given in the Italian language. Ladies

The defence of life and the dignity of the human person must be the paramount concern in all scientific research

28 August 1989 To participants in a Congress on Twin Studies To participants in the Sixth International Congress on Twin Studies at Castel Gandolfo. Professor Gedda, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1.I am very pleased to greet you, the distinguished physicians, biologists, psychologists and educators who have come

Defend life in all its phases

30 May 1989 To the participants in a Cardiology Symposium The Holy Father to participants in a Cardiology Symposium of the European Society of Cardiology, organized by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. Ladies and Gentlemen, 1.I

The doctor’s mission is to provide healing of disease and its prevention

18 March 1989 May the Most Holy Virgin, Health of the Sick and Seat of Wisdom, inspire and accompany your work, on which I invoke the heavenly Blessing. On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the "Bambino Gesù" Children's Hospital in Rome 1."Who then

Christifideles laici

30 December 1988 Apostolic Exhortation Promoting the Dignity of the Person 37.To rediscover and make others rediscover the inviolable dignity of every human person makes up an essential task, in a certain sense, the central and unifying task of the service which the Church and

The fruitful encounter between science and faith

14 October 1988 To Archbishop Angelini, National Assistant of the Italian Catholic Medical Association (AMCI) The 18° National Congress of the Italian Catholic Medical Association took place in Florence form 17 to 20 October, on the theme "Quality of Medicine for Quality of Life" To

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No medical solution which violates natural law and opposes revealed truth would be truly compassionate

8 September 1988 To the participants in a meeting of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology On Thursday, 8 September, the Holy Father received in audience at Castel Gandolfo the participants in the meeting of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology.  During the audience the Pontiff gave

In participation in suffering the church is the community of the children of God and God’s dwelling place among us

26 June 1988 To the elderly, sick and disabled in Salzburg Cathedral On the morning of Sunday, 26 June, the Holy Father went to the Cathedral of Salzburg where he led the morning prayer.  Participating in that liturgy were many of the elderly, infirm and

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Solidarity and love grow in the face of pain and grifef

12 May 1988 To the sick and elderly and their medical personnel in Sucre On Thursday, 12 May, the Holy Father went to the Cathedral of Sucre where the elderly and infirm, along with many medical personnel, were waiting to greet him.  During this meeting

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