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Catholic Church and disability

Giulia Cirillo gives Pope Francis a report from Catholics with disabilities on Sept. 21, 2022. | Vatican Media

‘Full members of Church’: Catholics with Disabilities Contribute to Synod on Synodality

Sep 21, 2022

Catholics with disabilities delivered to Pope Francis on Wednesday a report they prepared for the Synod on Synodality.

People from more than 20 countries take part in a video call hosted by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life on May 19, 2022. Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life Flickr photostream.

Vatican Hosts Synod Listening Session with Disabled Catholics

May 20, 2022

‘I’m in debt to people with disabilities,’ said Cardinal Grech. ‘One of them led me on the path of a priestly vocation.’

Pope Francis met with the Italian Autism Foundation in the Vatican's Clementine Hall on April 1, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Advocates for Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Society

Apr 1, 2022

The pope underlined that the Church in particular is called to help those with disabilities to “make their voices heard.”

Pope Francis met with members of Voir Ensemble, a Christian movement of blind and visually impaired people on Feb. 19, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets Christian Movement of Blind and Visually Impaired People

Feb 19, 2022

The French association, Voir Ensemble (Seeing Together), was founded in 1927 by Father Yves Mollat, a blind Jesuit priest.

Pope Francis embraces a man in a wheelchair at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 10, 2015. L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis to Persons with Disabilities: "The Church loves you and needs each of you"

Nov 25, 2021

The pope issued a message marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.