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Catholic Church runs 25% of world's health facilities

Catholic World News - February 11, 2010

As the Catholic Church observes the annual World Day of the Sick, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care pointed out that the Church administers more than 25% of all the world's health-care facilities. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski cited the "117,000 health care facilities, including hospitals, clinics, orphanages," around the world.

The archbishop spoke at a meeting of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, which is marking its own 25th anniversary this year. The anniversary celebrations peaked on February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, as Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a Mass for the World Day of the Sick. [See today's separate CWN headline story.]

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Feb. 11, 2010 11:24 PM ET USA

    That's alright. When we get Obamacare we won't need the anti-choice Catholics. Right?

  • Posted by: New Sister - Feb. 11, 2010 6:10 PM ET USA

    It is the Merciful face of Christ shining through His Church - Deo gratias!

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