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Vatican message for World Leprosy Day

Catholic World News - January 27, 2012

Leprosy has not yet been eradicated, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care has pointed out, and more work is needed to wipe out the disease.

In a message for the 59th World Leprosy Day, which will be observed on Sunday, January 29, Archbishpo Zygmunt Zimowski praised the work of groups such as the Raoul Follereau Foundation and the Knights of Malta in the worldwide campaign against leprosy. He looked forward to “the transformation of leprosy from being a threat and a scourge into being a memory, however frightening, of the past.”

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