(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has asked for prayers for the sick in the run-up to the World Day of the Sick.
Speaking to the pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience, the Pope invited them to pray for the sick and make their love felt to them.
He recalled that the “World Day of the Sick” takes place on the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes and that this XXIVth edition will culminate in a celebration in Nazareth.
The Pope mentioned the fact that in his message for this World Day Sick he reflected on the irreplaceable role of Mary at the Wedding in Cana and said that Mary’s concern and attention reflects the tenderness of God and the immense mercy of Jesus.
May that same tenderness – he said – be present in the life of so many people who are close to the sick and help them to be attentive to all of their needs, even the most imperceptible ones, because they look at them with eyes full of love.