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Pope Video April 2022: For Health Care Workers

It is going to take us a long time to forget the pandemic. May we not forget some of the things it has taught us, either.

On one hand, there is “the self-giving and generosity of health care workers, volunteers, support staff, priests, and religious men and women.”

On the other, there’s the importance of public health care. Francis reminds us of it with these words: “The poorest countries, the most vulnerable countries, cannot access the necessary treatments to treat the countless diseases they continue to suffer.”

Therefore, he asks governments “not to forget that good healthcare, accessible to all, is a priority.” Let us join in his petition and may each one of us spread this message however we are able. Let us pray this month for health care workers.

The pandemic, has shown us the self-giving and generosity of health care workers, volunteers, support staff, priests, and religious men and women. But the pandemic has also exposed the fact that not everyone has access to a good public healthcare system.

The poorest countries, the most vulnerable countries, cannot access the necessary treatments to treat the countless diseases they continue to suffer. Often, this is due to poor resource management and a lack of serious political commitment.

Therefore, I want to ask the governments of all the countries of the world not to forget that good healthcare, accessible to all, is a priority. But let us also remember that healthcare is not just an organization; it depends on men and women who dedicate their life to taking care of other people’s health.

And who have given their lives during this pandemic to help so many sick people recover. Let us pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.”

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