Friday, 29 January 2010

The Church in the Service of Love for the Suffering

This is the title of a three day seminar/conference being hosted by the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care in Rome 9-11th February 2010. The title refers, not to a love of suffering itself but to a love for those who suffer - to avoid any misunderstanding!

The three days celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's apostolic letter Salvifici Doloris (first day), the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care (second day) and the eighteenth World Day for the Sick (third day).

The programme for the three days can be found at the link above. It includes an address from the Director of the World Health Organisation. I will also be interested to read the reports of a round table: Pain and Suffering in the experience of a Chaplain, a Medical Doctor, a Nurse, a Patient, a Family and a Volunteer.

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