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Conjoined African Twins Can Have "normal lives" after Vatican Hospital Performs Surgery

African Twins who were conjoined at the head are likely to return home within months from the Vatican’s pediatric hospital where their bodies were successfully separated by doctors, and they have a high chance of living normal lives, the hospital’s chief neurosurgeon told ACI Africa.

Pope Francis addresses medical personnel at St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand Nov. 21, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media /

Merciful care should affirm the dignity of the sick, pope tells Catholic hospital in Thailand

The dignity of the human person can be recognized and affirmed through loving medical care to the sick and injured, Pope Francis told the staff of St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok Thursday.