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Pope Francis: May hospital finances not eclipse human dimension of treating patients

The pope asked hospitals not to let finances make them forget that the sick are people, because the relationship with the patient is part of the cure

“We mustn't allow the economy to enter into the world of healthcare with so much force that it penalizes essential dimensions like the relationship with the sick.”

It was during this meeting with the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, which visited him in the Vatican.

International Gynecologic Cancer Society
“Everyday we tend to both the body and spirit of our patients, without ever neglecting the preservation of women's fertility nor the protection of new life.”

The pope was pleased to see, among participants, women who have recovered and who now help the sick and their families face the challenges presented by this type of cancer.

Javier Martínez-Brocal

Translation: CT