Down to the Wire: Just $7,563 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope visits young patients at Vatican dispensary

Catholic World News - December 16, 2013

On Saturday, December 14, Pope Francis visited children at the Santa Marta Dispensary, an institution located in the Vatican near his own residence at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

As he greeted the young patients, the Pope was presented with a cake, as the children surprised him with a premature birthday party. The Pope will celebrate his 77th birthday on Tuesday, December 17.

The Santa Marta Dispensary, founded by Pope Pius XI in 1922, provides medical services for needy young people. Administered by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the institution has treated more than 3,500 patients this year.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($58,317 to go):
$150,000.00 $91,683.12
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 16 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 20 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 23 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25