Vatican City, Dec 13, 2021 / 14:00 pm
In a meeting with disabled children and their caregivers at the Vatican on Monday, Pope Francis said that a person’s value is not dependent on one’s abilities.
“Every human person is precious and has value that does not depend on what they have or on their abilities, but on the simple fact that he or she is a person, the image of God,” Pope Francis said in Paul VI Hall on Dec. 13.
“If disability or illness makes life more difficult, it is no less worthy of being lived and lived to the fullest.”
Speaking to members of the Seraphic Institute of Assisi, the pope underlined that it is “important to look at a disabled person as one of us.”