“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).

15 July 2020

COVID-19, the Dicastery in videoconference with the Bishops' Conference of Brazil

07 July 2020

Press Conference "Preparing the future, building peace in the time of COVID-19"

03 July 2020

COVID-19 stigma. A contribution from the Dicastery

14 June 2020

Hope in grief at the time of COVID-19. A contribution from the Dicastery

18 May 2020

The Church facing the Covid-19 emergency

14 May 2020

COVID-19: Roma among the most forgotten populations. A project of the "Associazione 21 luglio"

12 May 2020

International Nurses Day. The Message by Pope Francis

03 May 2020

Ecology Taskforce - 3 May