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Notice of press conference, 03.02.2017

On Monday 6 February at 11 a.m., in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference will be held to present the 25th World Day of the Sick (solemn edition), to take place in Lourdes, France on 11 February. The conference will also offer the opportunity to present the New Charter for Healthcare Workers.

The panel will be composed of Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; Msgr. Jean-Marie Mate Musivi Mupendawatu, delegate secretary of the same Dicastery; Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis, president of the Bureau des Constatations Médicales de Lourdes e dell’Association Médicale Internationale de Lourdes (AMIL); and Professor Antonio Gioacchino Spagnolo, ordinary professor of bioethics and director of the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome.