“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).

11 June 2021

The Challenges of Health Care Workers in the Light of the Encyclicals Laudato Si' and Fratelli Tutti

25 May 2021

Laudato si' Action Platform, 25 May 2021

21 May 2021

Insular Peoples: Building fraternity, defending justice, 21 May 2021

20 May 2021

Laudato si' Week in Aquileia: 1 Health 4 All Event

19 May 2021

1 Health 4 All. In Aquileia an event inspired by Laudato si', 19 May 2021

12 May 2021

Food for Life, Food Justice, Food for All: DSSUI webinars, 12 May 2021

05 May 2021

Informative roundtables about WASH in Catholic health care facilities

07 April 2021

World Health Day 2021: Message of Card. Turkson