“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 January 2020

Children, cheer! The Circus at the Bambino Gesù Hospital

03 January 2020

XXVIII World Day of the Sick. Message of Pope Francis

29 October 2019

Position Paper on matters concerning the end of life, 28 October 2019

19 September 2019

Workshop on Challenges and perspectives for a health pastoral care

25 June 2019

Catholic doctors consecrated themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

24 June 2019

Catholic Medical Practice and Social Responsibility in Taiwan

11 June 2019

The challenge of Catholic healthcare facilities in Italy