Cardinal Parolin: Palliative care means accompanying, not abandoning

Posted February 28, 2018 7:47 pm by Editor

Cardinal Parolin: Palliative care means accompanying, not abandoning

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2018 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Palliative care is a reminder that love for those who are dying means accompaniment, not abandonment, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Wednesday.

In a Feb. 28 letter, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the Congress on Palliative Care that medicine is based on an “untiring commitment” for new knowledge, but must also recognize the limits of disease and illness.

“And this means not abandoning sick people, but rather being close to them and accompanying them in the difficult test that makes itself present at the end of life.”

He said the mutual dependence

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