This February 11 celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes celebrating the Church the seventh world day of the sick under the slogan "You have received free; free gift" (Mt 10,8).
Calcutta (India) is the place chosen by Pope Francis for the solemn celebration of the day as it is the Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who "helps us understand that the only criterion of action must be free love for all without difference of language, culture, ethnicity or religion. "
"His example continues to guide us to open horizons of joy and hope for humanity, who need understanding and tenderness, especially those suffering," the sacred father added in his announcement on the 27th World War II.
"Human gratuity is the surrender of volunteers who are so important in the socio-health sector and who live eloquently on the spirituality of the good Samaritan," he said.
In this regard, he urged Catholic health structures to live the "congratulations" because "it is the logic of the gospel that qualifies their work, both in the most advanced and the most deprived in the world."
"Catholic health institutions should not fall into the trap of putting business interests first, but rather protecting the person's care rather than benefit," he warned.
Pope Francis trusted the Virgin Mary faithfully, so "she can help us share the gifts we received in a spirit of dialogue and mutual welcome to live as brothers and sisters aware of the needs of others, to find a generous heart to learn the joy of selfless service, "he concluded.
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