Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care
The Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care (also known as the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers) was created by Pope John Paul II in 1988 in Pastor Bonus and Dolentium Hominum as a part of the Roman Curia of the Catholic Church and is tasked with working with and promoting the efforts of Catholic organizations in healthcare. It also defends Church teachings on healthcare and seeks to protect the Church's role in providing healthcare. The council also studies healthcare policy on national and international levels, to be applied to both Catholic organizations and the general healthcare system. The current president of the council is Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski.