National Association of Catholic Nurses Opts for Doylestown Shrine for Global Healthcare Event

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Image via the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa at Facebook.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, site of the 2022 World Congress of Catholic Nurses.

The National Association of Catholic Nurses, headquartered in Crest Hill, Ill., has chosen Doylestown’s National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa for its 2022 world congress.

The Aug. 2–4 event will bring nurses from 21 countries to Bucks County for presentations on scientific research and wellness proposals to improve health worldwide.

His Eminence Peter Turkson, a Cardinal from Ghana, is the keynote speaker.

This year, Cardinal Turkson was elevated to chancellor of the Pontifical Academies for Sciences and for Social Sciences. This organization was founded by Pope John Paul II in 1994 to study economics, sociology, law, and political science. It has a twin Pontifical academy — dedicated solely to the physical sciences — that Cardinal Turkson also leads.

Cardinal Turkson’s Aug. 2 presentation is to be followed by a dinner, to which the public is invited. In addition to the meal, the night includes entertainment comprised of songs, dances, and tributes to the various cultures of the attendees’ backgrounds.

Ticket information is online.

Held every four years, the last World Congress held in the U.S. was in 1990 in New York City.

Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson Pérez has issued a personal invitation to Catholic nurses to head to Bucks County this August.