Children being treated at the oncology ward at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital have expressed their affection for Pope Francis, who is hospitalized there.
Vatican News Reporter
A drawing posted on Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital (above) aroused much emotion. It depicts a little girl holding the pope’s hand lying in a hospital bed. It is accompanied by the author’s words Giulia in Italian: “Dear Pope Francis feels prayer, just as I felt yours when I was ill.” The words were accompanied by 8 little red hearts that conveyed much more than words can express.
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Another drawing published earlier on Monday, written by Bambino Gesù Hospital, wrote: “Dear Pope, come and visit us. All the children in the hospital’s playroom are waiting for you. It depicted the Pope, St. Peter’s Basilica, Bambino Gesù Hospital with children by the windows and a tree.
Another sketch with colored pencil said: “Dear Pope Francis, we realized that you are not holding up too well and that you are being admitted to our hospital. Although we can not see each other, we send you a big hug and wish you a speedy recovery. It was a heart-to-heart short message that the Holy Father was able to perceive immediately.