Thursday, 26 April 2012

The hospital as a place of evangelisation

“Hospital as a place of evangelization, a human and spiritual mission”: will be the theme of the 27th InternationalConference organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers that will be held in the Vatican this year from 15 to17 November.

See here for the Vatican Information Service report.

It will be interesting to see how the conference addresses the situation of hospitals in countries like the United Kingdom, where state run hospitals are the norm. It is possible to see an evangelising role for Catholics engaged with such hospitals, be it as staff or patients, but it is a role undertaken in a rather different way (presence in charity) than might be the case in a Catholic hospital.

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