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Italian advocate for disabled children meets with Pontiff

Catholic World News - January 13, 2014

Pope Francis met with an Italian lawmaker on Saturday, January 11, to discuss the problems facing parents of seriously disabled children.

Ileana Argentin, who is a disabled member of the Italian parliament, had requested a meeting with the Pontiff, who quickly replied with an invitation. In her conversation with the Pope, Argentin spoke about the worries of parents who are not sure how their disabled children will be provided for when they die or become unable to continue caring for them. The Pope expressed a keen interest in the problem and support for Argentin’s efforts.

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