“This is the meaning of suffering, which is truly supernatural and at the same time human. It is supernatural because it is rooted in the divine mystery of the Redemption of the world, and it is likewise deeply human, because in it the person discovers himself, his own humanity, his own dignity, his own mission”. 

St. John Paul II, Salvifici Doloris, 31

The Dicastery promotes and encourages just and integral health care. It supports the initiatives of Dioceses, Eparchies, Institutes of Consecrated Life, Societies of Apostolic Life, Caritas and lay associations in seeking to prevent the marginalization of the sick and disabled, and to overcome the lack of care due to shortages of staff, hospital equipment or the supply of medicines to poor countries. It also devotes attention to the lack of research in the fight against disease.  (PE, art.171).

21 May 2018

The Dicastery at the WHO General Assembly

02 April 2018

World Autism Awareness Day 2018 - Message of Card. Turkson

15 March 2018

Ad limina visit of the the Episcopal Conference of Pakistan

28 February 2018

Rare Disease Day 2018

09 February 2018

XXVI World Day of the Sick, 11 February - the Pope's Message

18 January 2018

Round table for Peace in South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo

16 November 2017

International Conference on Health (16-17 November 2017)