World Congress of Catholic Doctors to Meet in September

VATICAN CITY, JULY 30, 2002 ( The 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Associations Of Catholic Doctors will focus on the “Identity and Mission of Catholic Doctors in Health Care Ministry.”

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Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragán, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, will attend the Sept. 1-4 congress which will be held in Seoul, South Korea.

He will address the congress at the opening session, and read a message by John Paul II written for the occasion.

Four scientific sessions will follow the opening session: “The Church and Health Care Ministry: Ethos and Ethics”; “The Mission of the Catholic Doctor”; “The World Medical Mission: The Testimony of Catholic Doctors in the Field of International Cooperation in Health Care Ministry”; and “The Catholic Church and Health Care Management.”

Among other things, the group aims to foster meetings of medical professionals from all over the world. More information is at

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