The World Day of the Sick marked on February 11 reached its 30th edition this year, with the theme “Be merciful, as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6,36).
Pope Francis’ message for the the 30th World Day of the Sick can be read here.
Further information is available from the Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development website.
In addition to words of gratitude and support from Pope Francis, Catholic Health Australia CEO Pat Garcia and Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS, Bishop Delegate for Health in Australia, have spoken out to honour health care workers.
As the pandemic enters its third year, the World Day of the Sick this Friday will pay tribute to the valuable work that Catholic health institutions undertake not just in Australia, but around the world.
In his message to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick on February 11, Pope Francis spoke directly to health care workers, recognising the importance of their work as infection rates and deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise.
This year’s theme is “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful”, taken from Luke’s Gospel. Pope Francis says: “Dear healthcare workers, your service alongside the sick, carried out with love and competence, transcends the bounds of your profession and becomes a mission. Read more.