Health Care

Pope Francis looks out a window of the apostolic palace March 18, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Honors Sacrifice of Medical Workers Who Died in Coronavirus Pandemic

Feb 22, 2021

Pope Francis on Saturday expressed his gratitude for the sacrifice of medical workers, especially those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis addresses medical personnel at St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand Nov. 21, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media

Merciful care should affirm the dignity of the sick, pope tells Catholic hospital in Thailand

Nov 21, 2019

The dignity of the human person can be recognized and affirmed through loving medical care to the sick and injured, Pope Francis told the staff of St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok Thursday.

Credit: Brian Smith via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Kenyan court rules that rape victims have right to abortion

Aug 17, 2019

Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure abortion.

Catholics outside Asmara, March 2007. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Eritreans suffering from seizure of Catholic health clinics, aid group says

Aug 17, 2019

The Eritrean government’s recent closure of all Catholic-run health clinics in the country will have devastating effects for the people of the country, warned the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need.