World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year, to increase public awareness of leprosy. This year the St Francis Leprosy Guild are asking the Catholic community to reflect upon and pray for the work of the Catholic nuns who dedicate their lives to caring for people with leprosy.
In addition to their patron, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, St Francis Leprosy Guild is supported by Bishop Declan Lang (Bishop of Clifton), in his capacity as Lead Bishop on International Affairs.
World Leprosy Day Logo by kind permission of ilepfederation.org.
Read the full announcement here.