Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Thursday 30 March |
Saint of the Day: St. Zosimus of Syracuse
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Bambino Gesù children’s hospital

Pope Francis - Visit - Bambino Gesù - Rome


I.Media for Aleteia - published on 01/05/18

Fridays of Mercy are continuing in 2018!

Need an idea for Lenten almsgiving?

Help us spread faith on the internet. Would you consider donating just $10, so we can continue creating free, uplifting content?

Make a Lenten donation here

Today Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to the Pontifical Pediatric Hospital of Bambino Gesù in Palidoro, west of Rome, the Holy See reported. This visit is part of the continuation of the pope’s “Fridays of Mercy,” an initiative he began during the Jubilee of mercy and which saw him stopping in on various charity causes around the city, often as a surprise.

According to the Holy See, today’s visit was carried out with great simplicity, the heads of the different departments of the hospital directly presenting their patients to the pope. The Sovereign Pontiff went from room to room visiting the sick children, embracing them and greeting their parents.

The Bambino Gesù Hospital, which has various separate facilities, belongs to the Vatican. It is the largest polyclinic and pediatric research center in Europe.

Pope Francis - Visit - Bambino Gesù - Rome
Pope Francis - Visit - Bambino Gesù - Rome

Read more:
African children’s hospital moves forward with pope’s support

Read more:
Diverted Bullets and a Child Saved

ChildrenHealth and WellnessPope Francis
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.