Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope spends Saturday with young patients at pediatric hospital

Catholic World News - December 23, 2013

Pope Francis brought Christmas greetings to young patients at the Bambin Gesu Pediatric Hospital on Saturday, December 21.

The Pope—accompanied by the Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, and his predecessor, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone—spent 3 hours visiting with children at the institution, which is the oldest pediatric hospital in Italy. He had been scheduled to deliver an address to patients and staff, but chose instead to devote all of his time to meeting with young patients in the wards.

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!

Progress toward our August expenses ($22,618 to go):
$35,000.00 $12,382.44
65% 35%
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.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

As Catholic News Unfolds... 9 hours ago
An Iraqi archbishop's warning to the West 9 hours ago
The cause for beatification of Archbishop Romero: BBC botched the story 15 hours ago
Church Fathers: The Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas 23 hours ago
It is time to revoke the Catholic status of the LCWR August 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8