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Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on 11 July 2021./Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA / Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis Prays the Angelus from His Hospital Balcony

Jul 11, 2021

In his first public appearance since having an intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of his hospital on Sunday and delivered a message urging access to good healthcare for everyone.

A get well card for Pope Francis from Giulia, a girl treated in Bambino Gesu Hospital./Credit: Vatican Media / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Exchanges Affectionate Messages with Young Patients in Pediatric Wards

Jul 10, 2021

During his hospitalization, Pope Francis has exchanged affectionate messages with the young patients in the nearby pediatric oncology and children’s neurosurgery wards, according to the Vatican.

Pope Francis pictured at the general audience at the Vatican April 17, 2013/Credit: Mazur/ / Mazur/

Pope Francis Has Further Health Scans in Hospital after Running a Fever

Jul 8, 2021

Pope Francis underwent a CT scan of his chest and abdomen on Thursday morning after running a fever during his hospitalization, according to the Vatican.

Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Archbishop Philip Anyolo (on mic) flanked by fellow Bishops as he reads a statement at the end of their Ordinary Plenary Assembly in Nairobi, Friday, November 8, 2019 / Samuel Waweru/KCCB

Bishops in Kenya Want National Medical Insurer to Pay Church Hospitals to Avert Crisis

Nov 9, 2019

Calls on the national medical insurer in the East African country of Kenya to pay pending claims it owes Church-run hospitals was one of the key issues expressed by the Bishops in Kenya at the Friday, November 8 Press Conference at the end of their four-day Ordinary Plenary Assembly in Nairobi.