Pope Francis on September 2, 2019, urged members of the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (IAMO) to "foster relations" that lead to the sharing of medical knowledge, as well as focus on the care of each person. "In a world such as ours, often pushed to oppositions in every sphere of human coexistence, to create and foster relations is an essential commitment for building the common good," Pope Francis said. "The conscious choice, and often tiring, of a style that unites instead of dividing, is represented, in the IAMO's whole life, by the care of the relationship with the sick person, and is manifested in fact today by the presence among you of some patients.