POPE VISITS PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL ON “MERCY FRIDAY”
At 3 pm this afternoon, Friday, January 5, 2018 Pope Francis went to the
Palidoro campus of Rome’s Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital. This site is located about 30 kilometers north of Rome. The visit continues the Mercy Friday experiences that the Pope initiated during the Jubilee of Mercy that began December 8, 2015 and ended in November 2016.
According to a note from the Vatican press office, the Holy Father visited various wards, greeted the children who are patients there and had words of comfort for the parents who are with their children in these tiring and painful trials. (photos from Vatican News)