Pope Francis: Jesus is True Doctor of Bodies and Souls
‘No illness is the cause of impurity: sickness certainly involves the whole person, but in no way affects or impedes his relationship with God.’
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“Jesus as a true doctor of bodies and souls, whom God the Father sent into the world to heal humanity, marked by sin and its consequences,” said Pope Francis on February 11, 2018, in his address before praying the Angelus with the crowds in St. Peter’s Square.
The Holy Father noted that February 11 is World Day of the Sick, which he called “well placed” in light of it being the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes. And the day’s gospel (Cf. Mark 1:40-45) is the story of Jesus healing a leper who asked him for help.