World Day of the Sick on February 11, 2021

Pope’s Message for the World Day of the Sick

In his message for the XXIX World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis discusses the theme, “You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers” (Mt 23:8).

We are called to care for the needs of our brothers and sisters, especially during times of sickness. The many ways we can care for the sick are by following the example of the Good Samaritan: accompanying the sick through their illness, listening, feeling empathy, physically assisting, and supporting health care workers in their care of the sick.