Pope to healthcare workers: Your service alongside the sick transcends the bounds of your profession
In his message for the thirtieth World Day of the Sick, celebrated on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Pope Francis has paid tribute to healthcare professionals recognising that their service is more than a job, it is a mission:
“Your hands, which touch the suffering flesh of Christ, can be a sign of the merciful hands of the Father. Be mindful of the great dignity of your profession, as well as the responsibility that it entails.”
The Holy Father also praised religious communities caring for the sick and affirmed the importance of Catholic healthcare institutions describing them as “a precious treasure to be protected and preserved; their presence has distinguished the history of the Church, showing her closeness to the sick and the poor, and to situations overlooked by others.”
The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic community on 11 February – the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
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