Vatican message for World Rare Disease Day
March 01, 2016
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers has issued a message for the 9th World Rare Disease Day.
The day, “which aims to give proper emphasis to these diseases and to increase knowledge, also finds growing interest in the Church, so that those who, although suffering from diseases whose incidence is minimal or rare numerically, are not abandoned or isolated,” Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, the pontifical council’s president, said in his February 29 message.
“They certainly cannot leave us indifferent,” he added. “The Church also feels involved in this commitment, constantly spurred by Pope Francis to grow and walk in solidarity.”
- Messaggio del Presidente del Pontificio Consiglio per gli Operatori Sanitari (per la Pastorale della Salute) in occasione della IX Giornata Mondiale delle Malattie Rare (Holy See Press Office)
- Those Who Suffer Rare Diseases Are Few in Number, But of Great Concern for Church (Zenit)
- Rare Disease Day