World Leprosy Day

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Millions Still Suffer from Leprosy. Here’s Pope Francis’ Message About It

Jan 24, 2023

Pope Francis is calling on Catholics and people worldwide to remember those suffering from leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, ahead of World Leprosy Day.

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Social Exclusion Main Cause of Suffering for Lepers: Cleric in Burkina Faso

Feb 1, 2021

On the occasion of the 68th World Leprosy Day marked Sunday, January 31, a Missionary Cleric ministering in Burkina Faso has identified social exclusion as the main challenge facing people affected by leprosy in the West African nation.