Redouble efforts to wipe out leprosy, Vatican urges
Catholic World News - January 29, 2010
Leprosy remains a scourge, particularly in the southern hemisphere, and world leaders should join in efforts to eradicate the disease, the Pontifical Council for Health Care said in a statement published for the 57th World Day of Leprosy. The Vatican statement, signed by Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, the president of the pontifical council, pointed to the 210,000 new cases of leprosy diagnosed in 2009, with India accounting for the greatest number of cases. The statement said that the search for a cure should continue “without overlooking educational and awareness-raising campaigns capable of helping those affected, and their families, to emerge from isolation and obtain the necessary treatment.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($19,885 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!