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World Day of the Sick – 2023

Message of Prof. Dr. Bernard Ars, president of the World Federation of Catholic Physicians. (In English, French, Spanish) Dear Collegues, Sisters and Brothers, February 11 is recognized as the World Day of the Sick.Let us pray on this day for our patients, disabled and traumatized,

Pope to Doctors: Don’t be discouraged!

Pope Francis encourages those providing healthcare ministry for the Diocese of Rome to never be discouraged, to continue serving Jesus present in the faces of all they assist, and tells the sick, that the Lord is always close to the fragile. By Deborah Castellano Lubov (Vaticannews)

Photos: 30th World Day of the Sick

Past President Dr. José María Simón represented the FIAMC on behalf of President Dr. Bernard Ars. Solemn Holy Mass and anointing of the sick. Basilica of Saint Peter, Rome. February 11, 2022. Celebrant: Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson. Photos: FIAMC Press Services.

XXX World Day of the Sick in the Vatican

(Past President Jose Maria Simon attended the Holy Mass) Card. Turkson: Those who care for the sick lend their hands to God's mercy Cardinal Peter Turkson celebrated Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Friday on the occasion of the 30th World Day of the Sick.

World Day of the Sick: Historical Outline

With the Motu Proprio "Dolentium Hominum" of February 11, 1985, John Paul II instituted the Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, which with "Pastor Bonus" in 1988 became the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers. Its tasks

Institución de la Jornada mundial del enfermo

MARTES 19 NOVIEMBRE 1991 En esta fecha fuimos invitados por el papa a cenar, ya lo había hecho en otras ocasiones. Normalmente íbamos los tres superiores del Dicasterio: Card. Angelini como presidente del Dicasterio, y  yo y el P. Ruffini como secretario  y subsecretario respectivamente

Webinar: XXX World Day of the Sick

On the occasion of the solemn celebration of the XXX World Day of the Sick, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is organizing a Webinar on 10 February 2022: "World Day of the Sick: Meaning, Objectives and Challenges". In this regard, in the coming days

Papal message for XXX World Day of the Sick

“Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36). Standing beside those who suffer on a path of charity Dear brothers and sisters, Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health

Doctor-Patient Relationship – World Day of the Sick – 2021

Prof. Dr. Bernard Ars, President F.I.A.M.C.. Version française plus basVersión en español a continuaciónVersão portuguesa abaixoVersione italiana di seguito Photo: President Bernard Ars in front of the tomb of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, World Day of the Sick 2019. Dear Colleagues, February 11 is recognized

World Day of the Sick 2021

On Thursday February 11, Catholic Medical Association invites you to join us in prayer for World Day of the Sick (Our Lady of Lourdes). Each year, World Day of the Sick unites Catholics around the world in prayer, as we dedicate our intentions for all

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