Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care

Conseil pontifical pour la pastorale de la santé - Pontificio Consejo para la Pastoral de la Salud
Pontificio Consiglio per la Pastorale della Salute
Pontificium Consilium pro Pastorali Valetudinis Cura

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URL: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/hlthwork/

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1985-02-11 Rome Italy


11 Feb 1985, Rome (Italy), as Pontifical Commission for the Apostolate of Health Care Workers – Commission pontificale pour la pastorale des services de la santé – Comisión Pontificia para la Pastoral de los Agentes Sanitarios, within the framework of F-XF8042 - Administrative Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, by Jean-Paul II. Subsequently known as Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers – Conseil pontifical pour la pastorale des services de la santé – Pontificio Consejo para la Pastoral de los Agentes Sanitarios – Pontificio Consiglio della Pastorale per gli Operatori Sanitari – Pontificium Consilium de Apostolatu pro Valetudinis Administris. Ceased to exist, 1 Jan 2017, when merged with U-XF7982 - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, U-XF5874 - Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' and U-XF7319 - Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People to become Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.


Promote the teachings of the catholic church on the subject of health care and encourage their penetration into health care practices; stimulate and foster the work of formation, study and action carried out by the various international Catholic organizations and other groups in the health care field; maintain contacts with local churches and, in particular, with the Episcopal Commissions for Health Pastoral Care; follow and study organizational orientations and concrete initiatives of health care policies on both international and national levels, so as to discern their relevance and implications for the Church's apostolate.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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