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World Day of Sick – Pope’s Benedict XVI message

In a message for the 2013 World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict XVI calls on everyone to be a good Samaritan and concretely help those in need. Thanking those who care for the sick and elderly, the pope underlines the church’s fundamental role in “lovingly and generously accepting every human being, especially [...]


Message for the 19th World Day of the Sick: By his wounds you have been healed’

In 1992 Pope John Paul II designated 11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, to be an annual day of prayer and consideration of the sick and of those who care for them. This is now known as the World Day of Prayer for the Sick which becomes, as the venerable John [...]


18th World Day of the Sick – Message of Pope Benedict XVI

On February 11 Church commemorates in liturgy Our Lady of Lourdes.  Since 1992 it is also worldwide observed as World Day of Sick (initiated by late  John Paul II).  This year, it is also the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Letter Salvifici Doloris of the John Paul II to bishops, priests, religious families [...]