2008-11-13 08:51:08

Vatican Conference Focuses on Children's Health

(13 Nov 08 - RV) Carinal Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care, has called for an intensive effort to improve "both medical and pastoral" aid to children, saying that four million babies in the world died each year in their first 26 days of life.
He was speaking at the launch of a special Vatican Conference focusing on childhood disease and illness and infant mortality.
Fr Bob Vitillo is special advisor for Caritas on HIV and AIDS. He’s taking part in the Vatican conference, sharing his own wide experience of working with some of the poorest and most marginalised children in countries around the world: RealAudioMP3

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