- Jul 25, 2021
Children who are in two of Rome’s largest hospitals – including the one where Pope Francis is recovering from Sunday’s surgery – have sent the pontiff “get well” cards.
The pained faces of children with serious medical conditions and the suffering of their families should inspire doctors and nurses to serve with passion and enthusiasm, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis sent a video message inaugurating the opening of a refurbished and expanded pediatric medical center in Bangui, Central African Republic.
In a wide-ranging interview, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis’s right hand man and top diplomat, spoke about the Vatican’s hope for the ongoing dialogue between the two Koreas and the concern over the situation in Syria.
The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he plans to meet doctors to discuss taking his son home from a British hospital.
Pope Francis has tweeted his support for Alfie Evans, saying, “I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted.”
The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a U.K. hospital to remove him from life support.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, says only an alliance between the parents, other members of the family, and health care workers can determine the best way to help Alfie Evans.