Keynote Address II. Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life: "Sanctity of Life and the Medical Profession from Humanae Vitae to Laudato si".
Archbishop Paglia has spoken at the Congress of International Association of Lay Medical Professionals (Zagreb, May 30 - June 2, 2018).
At the end of his speech, Archbishop Pagli has suggested: "It would seem to me very opportune to encourage cultural initiatives—like this Conference—together with legislative proposals, that ensure for everyone a dignified healthy life and appropriate health care. In a short essay written by Evangelical Church Christians and Roman Catholics in Germany, and published by Bernhard Vogel under the title “Focus on the Dignity of the Human Being,” it is stated clearly that “dignity is the demanding of respect.” But perhaps rather than “demand” the term “right” should be used. And then the phrase would be: “Dignity is the right to be respected.”