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Wuhan coronavirus hospital was originally Franciscan

February 21, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “One of the first designated hospitals to treat the coronavirus epidemic” was named for a slain Franciscan friar when it was established in 1926, according to the Franciscan order. “By 1949, there were 150 beds, two clinics, 20 Franciscan Sisters of Christian Doctrine, and 7 nurses. In 1952, when all missionaries were expelled, the hospital was confiscated and was renamed … The Franciscan missionary presence also awaits the opportunity to continue where it left off.”

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