Pope Francis on January 28, 2018, noted that the day is World Leprosy Day and many still suffer, especially the most disadvantaged and poor. His comments came after praying the Sunday Angelus with the crowds of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square.
“Observed today is the World Leprosy Day,” the Holy Father said. “Unfortunately, this illness still affects especially the most disadvantaged and poorest people. We assure these brothers and sisters our closeness and solidarity, and we also pray for those who look after them and do their utmost for their reinsertion in society.”