Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Returns to the Vatican After 3 Days in the Hospital

Apr 1, 2023

Pope Francis was discharged from the hospital Saturday morning after a three-night stay in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital.

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesù di Palidoro hospital in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 5, 2018. Vatican Media.

Visiting the Sick a Christian Imperative: Pope Francis Ahead of the World Day of the Sick

Jan 4, 2022

‘How many sick and elderly people are living at home and waiting for a visit!’

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Archdiocese of Abuja / Courtesy Photo

“We must encourage people who are sick or dying to give hope” Nigerian Archbishop

Mar 24, 2021

A Nigerian Archbishop has called on the people of God in the West African country to exercise the fifth corporal work of mercy, which calls for the visiting the sick and comforting them.

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesu di Palidoro hospital outside Rome, Jan. 5, 2018. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Prays for Children Suffering from Rare Diseases

Feb 28, 2021

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for children suffering from rare diseases that they may feel “the caress of God’s love and tenderness.”

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Prays for Coronavirus Victims in China

Jan 26, 2020

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for people infected by the coronavirus, which has killed 56 people in China.