17 February 2022

Cardinal expresses solidarity with persons affected

On World Leprosy Day, Cardinal Michael Czerny expressed the Church’s solidarity with people affected by leprosy. The Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development reflected on this year’s theme, “United in Dignity.” Cardinal Czerny affirmed that people with leprosy have the right to live in dignity and without discrimination. He said stigma negatively affects the whole person, demeaning their spiritual and physical aspects.

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