“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).

29 December 2020

Vaccine: a paper from the Vatican COVID-19 Commission and the Pontifical Academy for Life

17 December 2020

World Day of Peace Message 2021: the text of Pope Francis is online

09 October 2020

A study and working group on mental health at the time of COVID-19

07 October 2020

Crisis and Health Rosary

28 August 2020

Cardinal Peter Turkson opens the #PodcastsFromFuture series

03 August 2020

"Humana Communitas" in the Age of Pandemic

24 July 2020

COVID-19 emergency, the Dicastery meets the bishops of Chile and Peru

21 July 2020

Care, contemplate, discern and act mercifully