World Day of Sick details released
International and local speakers for the Vatican's World Day of the Sick, to be held in Sydney on 10 February, have been announced.
The conference, which will take place at Mary McKillop Place in North Sydney, will share its theme with that of the Ninth World Day of the Sick, "The New Evangelisation and the Dignity of the Suffering Person".
Catholic Health Australia (CHA), which is organising the event, is encouraging staff from hospitals, hospices, community health care or aged care services to attend.
Speakers will include Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care President Bishop Javier Lozano Barragan, CHA Chair Sr Annette Cunnliffe RSC, International Association of Catholic Health Associations Chair Fr Michael Place, and Dr Gerald Gleeson of the Catholic Institute of Sydney.