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Pope Francis prays for those affected by coronavirus

Pope Francis assures his closeness in prayer to those affected by the current coronavirus epidemic. By Vatican News Speaking from the Library of the Apostolic Palace on Sunday, Pope Francis assured “those suffering from the current coronavirus epidemic and to all those who are caring

Pope Francis – Message for the XXVIII World Day of the Sick – 2020

11 February 2020 “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened,and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) Dear brothers and sisters, 1. Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the

Pope urges humanization of medicine

Pope urges humanization of medicine and healthcare service “The sick person is not a number: he or she is a person who needs humanity,” Pope Francis told representatives of the Villa Maria Care & Research Group. He particularly drew attention to “closeness”. By Robin Gomes (Vaticannews)

Francis: Elderly have a role in God’s saving plan

Participants at a conference on the pastoral care of the elderly were received in audience by Pope Francis on Friday. In his address, the Holy Father invites the Church to “change her pastoral attitudes in order to respond to the presence of so many elderly

Pope Francis: Society is “civil” if it fights against a “culture of waste”

Pope Francis on Thursday received members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who are holding their Plenary Assembly. In his address, the Holy Father spoke about the “intangible value” of human life, of care for the terminally ill, and of the need

2020 “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”

The greeting of Pope Francis at the Angelus "I am pleased to recall that 2020 has been internationally designated as the Year of Nurses and Midwife. Nurses are the most numerous and closest to the sick, and midwives are perhaps the noblest of the professions. Let

The dignity of the disabled

Pope: Make the world more human by guaranteeing the dignity of the disabled On the occasion of the World Day of People with Disabilities, December 3rd, Pope Francis recalls how the promotion of the right to participation plays a central role in combating discrimination and

Francis: to encourage the nativity scene in the workplace, in schools, hospitals…

APOSTOLIC LETTER-Admirabile signum-OF THE HOLY FATHERFRANCISON THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF THE NATIVITY SCENE 1. The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder. The depiction of Jesus’ birth is itself a simple and

Pope to healthcare workers (Bangkok)

Pope hospital visit: Jesus close to us in our frailty and in our wounds Pope Francis visits the patients and staff of the St. Louis Hospital in Bangkok, which this year is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its foundation. By Lydia O'Kane The St Louis

Joint Declaration on Global Health

Joint Declaration on Global Health by His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, 18.11.2019[B0891] On the occasion of the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi, we reaffirm

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