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""Nurses have historically played a central role in health
care. Every day, in their contact with the sick, they
experience the trauma caused by suffering in people's
lives. They are men and women who have chosen to
say 'yes' to a very special vocation: that of being good
Samaritans who are concerned for the life and suffering
of others. They are guardians and preservers of life,
who, even as they administer necessary treatments,
offer courage, hope and trust."
Pope Francis message to mark International Nurses Day, from Saint John Lateran in Rome, May 12, 2020
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