Vatican City, Jan 3, 2020 / 05:31 am
The principles of solidarity and subsidiarity should be used together to ensure everyone, including the person experiencing poverty, has access to suitable healthcare, Pope Francis said Friday.
In his message for the World Day of the Sick Jan. 3, the pope said it is a matter of social injustice that many people do not have access to adequate healthcare, especially those around the world living in poverty.
"For this reason, I urge healthcare institutions and government leaders throughout the world not to neglect social justice out of a preoccupation for financial concerns," he said.
His hope, he added, is that "by joining the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity, efforts will be made to cooperate in ensuring that everyone has access to suitable treatments for preserving and restoring their health."