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Pope Francis visits sick children at the Bambino Gesù di Palidoro hospital in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: Lack of basic health care access is a ‘social virus’

Feb 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

He said the antidote was a ‘culture of fraternity.’ Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesù di Palidoro hospital in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis: Visiting the sick is a Christian imperative

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘How many sick and elderly people are living at home and waiting for a visit!’ Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesu di Palidoro hospital outside Rome, Jan. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for children suffering from rare diseases

Feb 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for children suffering from rare diseases that they may feel “the caress of God’s love and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 16, 2016.

Pope Francis thanks sick and elderly priests for proclaiming Gospel of life

Sep 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis thanked sick and elderly priests for their quiet witness to the Gospel Thursday in a message that conveyed... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for coronavirus victims in China

Jan 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for people infected by the coronavirus, which has killed 56 people in China.  Read more

Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo. Photo Courtesy of Christian Gennari/www.chiaracorbellapetrillo.it

'A saint for our times' – the inspiring story of Chiara Corbella Petrillo

Dec 24, 2017

Chiara Corbella Petrillo lived a short life. She met her husband Enrico Petrillo at age 18, became the mother of... Read more

Chris Faddis of Bene Plates. Courtesy of Chris Faddis.

Why one Catholic entrepreneur is starting a 'food revolution' for the sick

Oct 23, 2015

When his wife Angela died of colon cancer in 2012, Chris Faddis knew he had to commemorate her life with... Read more

Pope Francis greets a woman in a wheelchair Nov. 23.

'Love transforms everything,' Pope tells sick, disabled

May 17, 2014

Pope Francis met with nearly 5,000 members of apostolates dedicated to the sick and suffering on Saturday, encouraging them to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Wednesday audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

The sick are not merely 'objects of charity,' Pope reflects

Nov 11, 2013

In a meeting with an Italian organization dedicated to helping those in poor health go on pilgrimage, Pope Francis reminded... Read more

Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski presents the Pope's message for the World Day of the Sick on Jan. 29, 2013.

Pope's World Day of the Sick message in Arabic for first time

Jan 29, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI is having his message for this year's World Day of the Sick published in Arabic for the... Read more

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Cardinal George’s doctors schedule chemotherapy regimen

Aug 29, 2012

Cardinal Francis George will undergo six sessions of chemotherapy over a period of four months to treat his second bout... Read more

Cardinal Francis George celebrates Mass at the tomb of St. Peter during his February 2012 ad limina visit.

Cardinal George looks to God as second cancer fight begins

Aug 28, 2012

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is encouraging others to use his recent cancer diagnosis as a time to “reflect upon... Read more