» 03/22/2007, 00.00
Doctors must never look down on a human life, however disabled it may be, says Pope
In a speech to members of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, Benedict XVI says man’s right to be treated throughout his life stems from his inherent dignity as a human being. Christian health care workers must add the “Charity” that Jesus showed to this principle.
Pope: in today's world the Christian presence alongside those who suffer is needed more than ever
In his message for the XVIII World Day of the Sick, Benedict XVI recalls that all Christians are called to follow the example of Jesus who "had compassion” for the Samaritan and “took care of him. " In the Year for Priests an invitation to all clergy to be particularly close to those who are sick.
Catholic hospitals are "privileged places for evangelisation," in the First World as well
The International Conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers was presented today, with participants expected from 60 countries from around the world. Although they operate in different contexts, Catholic hospitals are structured in a similar fashion and are united by the same patient-healthcare worker relationship, affiliation with the universal Church and the necessity to adhere to its principles and teachings.
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Msgr. Menamparampil: Amoris laetitia affirms values of Indian families
The apostolic administrator of Jowai comments on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation. He believes that the papal document is applicable to the condition of the Indian tribal families. Amoris laetitia talks about "irregular" situations, marriages, divorces, abandoned children. All of this is also found in India where, as the Pope recalls, we must not give in to easy judgments, but to discern each situation case by case.
A conference at the Vatican on how to accompany sick children
More than four million children have died of AIDS, and six million have been left crippled by war. Cardinal Barragan reiterates the Church's "no" to embryonic stem cell research, which "so far is of no use, and has not cured anyone."
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Two Taiwanese appointed to the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care
Mgr Peter Liu and Dr Tsou Kuo-inn are the only two Asians in a group of 29 consultants appointed last Wednesday. Mgr Liu has been archbishop of Kaohsiung for less than two years. Dr Tsou is an expert in paediatrics.
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