Pope exhorts health care workers to promote culture of life

“I hope that everyone will work to make the culture of life grow, to put the
value of the human being at the center in every circumstance,” said the
pope.

BY Rebecca Millette

VATICAN CITY, February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI
urged health care workers to uphold and promote life in an short address
before the Sunday Angelus yesterday.  “It is my wish that the new
generations of health workers are the bearers of a renewed culture of
life,” said the pope.

The pope recalled that this Friday, February 11th, is the World Day of the
Sick.

“Thus I exhort all health workers to see in the sick person not only a
body marked by fragility, but first of all a person, to whom complete
solidarity must be extended and adequate and competent responses given,”
he said.

The pope greeted the delegations of medical and surgical departments who
were gathered for a conference on the topic of health assistance during
pregnancy.

“When scientific and technological research are guided by authentic
ethical values it is possible to find adequate solutions for the welcoming
of nascent life and the promotion of maternity,” he affirmed.

“I hope that everyone will work to make the culture of life grow, to put
the value of the human being at the center in every circumstance …
According to faith and reason the dignity of the person is irreducible to
his faculties or the capacities he can manifest, and so it is not lessened
when the person himself is weak, handicapped and in need of help.”

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