Pope Francis on Regenerative Medicine: ‘Counter Global Indifference by Global Empathy’

The first is “increasing sensitivity”. It is fundamentally important that we promote greater empathy in society, and not remain indifferent to our neighbour’s cry for help, including when he or she is suffering from a rare disease.


We know that we cannot always find fast cures to complex illnesses, but we can be prompt in caring for these persons, who often feel abandoned and ignored. We should be sensitive towards all, regardless of religious belief, social standing or culture…


This is why the globalization of indifference must be countered by the globalization of empathy.