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Pope, in letter, praises ‘Pope Francis Hospital Ship’ initiative in Amazon

August 19, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: The Diocese of Óbidos, Brazil, has built a hospital boat to bring spiritual and medical care to 11 remote communities.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 19, 2019 11:30 AM ET USA

    A Catholic hospital ship that does not charge patients for its services is a great idea. Why not building an entire fleet? Reminds me a bit of "Médecins Sans Frontières," but with the added Catholic component of evangelization. The only thing that seems strange to me is the name. Perhaps another would do. For example, "Corporal Works of Mercy Ship," or "Catholic Outreach Ship," or "Catholic Aid Ship," or "Christ Heals Ship." Dunno. Maybe just "SS Pope Francis."