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Questions of Faith: Why anoint the sick?

(Vatican Radio) What is the Catholic Church teaching on suffering? Why do we anoint the sick and why is it one of the seven Sacraments? What is the difference between Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites? Is this Sacrament reserved for those who are dying or can people who are ill also avail of it? What does viaticum mean? Who can minister this Sacrament and what are its effects? Why is this one of the misunderstood Sacraments so important?

These are just some of the questions sent in by listeners that our very own official from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Msgr. John Kennedy , answers in this week’s episode of Questions of Faith, as he helps us to navigate the modern world and rediscover what we believe and why we believe. Listen RealAudioMP3

So if you have any questions, big or small, why not ask the official? You can do this by submitting them to Vatican Radio’s – English Section Facebook page as a post or private message and tuning in each week to find out the answers to your Questions of Faith.


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