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SGI-Italy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hospital

Participants from religious organizationsParticipants from religious organizations together with representatives from San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital

On June 4, at the San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the hospital and seven diverse religious organizations, including SGI-Italy. The Memorandum, achieved after several months of dialogue, aims to allow hospitalized patients of non-Catholic faiths to have access to representatives of different faiths, assuring them freedom of worship.

Dr. Aldo Morrone, General Director of San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, stressed that the hospital is devoted to satisfying patients’ needs while protecting their rights and respecting their dignity. A series of seminars will be held at the hospital by the Italian “Health for All” organization on related themes, including the importance of cultural diversity.

The religious organizations that signed the Memorandum included the Evangelical Church of Rome, the Italian Hindu Union, the Jewish Community of Rome, the Italian Buddhist Union, the Orthodox Church of Rome, the Islamic Cultural Center-Great Mosque and SGI-Italy.

[Adapted from a report from SGI-Italy; photo courtesy of SGI-Italy]