“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).

22 March 2021

WASH conditions in Catholic health facilities

21 March 2021

WASH project: One year on, objectives and developments, 21 March 2021

28 February 2021

XIV World Rare Disease Day 2021

09 February 2021

Presentation of document "Old age: our future"

01 February 2021

World Leprosy Day 2021: the Message of Card. Turkson

13 January 2021

Message Pope Francis World Day of the Sick 2021

29 December 2020

For fair and universal access to vaccines, 29 December 2020