The sick show the faithful 'the suffering Christ,' Pope writes
CWN - December 09, 2013
In his message of the 22nd World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis said that the sick give the faithful an opportunity to recognize "the special presence of the suffering Christ.”
“When we come close, with tenderness, to those in need of care, we bring the hope and the smile of God amid the contradictions of the world,” the Pope said. When the suffering of those who are ill is united with the suffering of Christ, he said, “the negative can become positive.”
The World Day of the Sick will be observed on February 11, 2014: the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The papal message for the occasion, entitled “Faith and charity: we too must give our lives for the brethren,” was released by the Vatican on December 7.
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