Most Rev Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, has asked caretakers to assist the afflicted and persons suffering to find God’s presence in their darkest hours.
He stressed it was crucial for caregivers to remember to do good and assist all those who were suffering and to offer the sick a sense of belonging to enable allow them have a lasting communion with God.
“Let us be guided by the words of the Holy Father as we serve the poor, the needy and especially the sick people and also help to have a lasting relationship with God even in their darkest moments.”
He went on to say that when they were faced with limits that made it difficult to carry out their tasks, they should rely on their Bible and moral values to guide them, and most significantly, be guided by the Pontiff’s theme for this year’s World Day of the Sick.
He exhorted caregivers to work to safeguard people’s dignity and lives, as well as to avoid situations that would jeopardize their call to serve God and humanity.
He made the remarks at the Archdiocesan launch of the 2022 World Day of the Sick, which took place last Friday at St. Gregory Catholic Hospital at Buduburam in the Cape Coast Archdiocese.
The launch was preceded by a Holy Mass, which was attended by a large number of Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, the Faithful, Traditional Rulers, and the general public.
The theme for this year’s World Day of the Sick, which is in its 30th year, is “Be merciful, as your Father is merciful,” and it is intended to inspire people to pray for those who are sick.
In 1992, Pope John Paul II designated the day, which falls on the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s anniversary will not be conducted in Arequipa, Peru, as planned. This year’s event will take place in the Vatican’s St Peter’s Basilica.
On this day, people all across the world take time to pray for the sick and their caregivers. Various organizations commemorate this day primarily to provide medicines, food, and spiritual guidance to the sick.
BY AGNUS-DEI MEDIA