Year For Priests: Offer Illness For Priests

The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry is urging sick people to offer their sufferings for the holiness of priests. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski made this appeal in a letter sent to the sick and suffering and to priests who care for them. The prelate noted the Year for Priests which is under way and said: "I invite you, dear sick brothers and sisters, to unceasingly address your prayers and the offering up of your sufferings to the Lord of life for the holiness of your well loved priests, so that they can with devotion and pastoral charity perform the ministry that is entrusted to them by Christ, the physician of bodies and souls."