UN-WHO (World Health Organization)-care without abortion? Doesn’t the Vatican read the weekly reports from Austin Ruse’s C-FAM (Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute), or haven’t they heard enough from the United States about Obamacare and its Obamandate?
Vatican official calls for universal health-care coverage
CWN – May 23, 2012
Speaking May 23 to a meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the Vatican’s representative called for universal access to affordable health-care coverage.
Archbishop Zygmunt Zimoski, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, said that wealthy nations should help impoverished countries to provide full health-care coverage for their people.
Archbishop Zimoski did not specify what form this health-care coverage should take. But he did say that it “cannot be the effort of the state machinery alone.” The Vatican delegate said that private health-care providers must be part of the overall solution. He added that the Catholic Church is the leading provider of health-care services in the world’s less developed countries, and said that governments should support Catholic and other religious institutions that are active in the health-care field “without obliging them to participate in activities they find morally abhorrent.”
Additional sources for this story: Holy See: Catholic Church key provider of healthcare (Vatican Radio) www.oecumene.radiovaticana.org/en1/Articolo.asp?c=590224