Pope's quotes: Health is a valuable gift

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Health is one of the most valuable gifts desired by all, and that in the biblical tradition the closeness between salvation and health has always been highlighted, along with their many and mutual implications. The fathers of the Church used to refer to Christ and His work of salvation with the title 'Christus medicus.' He is the Good Shepherd who cares for the wounded sheep and comforts the sick. He is the Good Samaritan who does not pass by the injured person at the roadside, but rather, moved by compassion, cures and attends to him. The Christian medical tradition has always been inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan. It is about identifying with the love of the Son of God, Who 'went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.' "

-- Audience with managers of Medical Orders of Spain and Latin America, June 9, 2016

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