Before a group of doctors, Pope Francis once again expressed his concern about the aging population in countries such as Italy. And he used a phrase that the Vatican did not distribute on video: that today there are people who prefer having a dog over a child.
The Pope also pointed out that there are more veterinarians than pediatricians and that it is necessary to “create favorable conditions for young people to rediscover the courage and joy of being parents.”
At the same time, he welcomed the fact that there are public health systems such as Italy's, which are based on the idea that health is a universal right and not just for a few.
Preserve this system, which is the people's system, in the sense that it serves the people and does not fall into being perhaps too pragmatic, which some call modern, that there is only medicine in exchange for payment. And then nothing. No, no. This system must be protected. It must be allowed to grow. Because it is a system of service to the people.
In addition, Pope Francis expressed concern about the shortage of healthcare personnel and the exodus of talented people from different countries, resulting in excessive workloads.