“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).

17 April 2020

Caritas Internationalis launches a new COVID-19 Response Fund

03 April 2020

Coronavirus, Card. Turkson visiting the Gemelli Hospital: "I bring you the Pope's embrace!"

25 March 2020

Our Father: on March 25 all Christians in prayer together with the Pope against Covid

12 March 2020

On behalf of Pope Francis aid to Caritas Italiana for the Coronavirus emergency

24 February 2020

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2020

20 January 2020

2020 "Year of the nurse and midwife" the greeting of Pope Francis at the Angelus