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When you care for a sick family member, you are a 'hidden hero,' Pope says

Jun 10, 2015 - 10:13 am .- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one.

Pope to sick children: Don’t be afraid to ask God 'Why?'

May 30, 2015 - 12:16 pm .- “Why do children suffer?” Pope Francis asked this of a group of children with serious illnesses or disabilities and their parents, some of whom had been told to abort their babies because of their condition.

Cardinal George returns to hospital for routine care

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:43 am .- Cardinal Francis George, the Emeritus Archbishop of Chicago, was readmitted to the hospital over the weekend for planned pain management and hydration issues.

For Cardinal George, God's grace is bigger than cancer

Feb 3, 2015 - 05:43 pm .- Despite the uncertainty that comes with cancer, Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago, says his days are filled with gratitude and efforts to build physical strength.

Pope cancels hospital visit due to 'sudden indisposition'

Jun 27, 2014 - 08:24 am .- As spectators were awaiting the visit of Pope Francis to an Roman hospital, it was announced by Bishop Claudio Giuliodori that the pontiff cancelled his visit due to a “sudden indisposition.”

Pope Francis continues rest due to 'a minor indisposition'

Jun 10, 2014 - 07:18 am .- Following the cancellation of his public commitments yesterday morning due to tiredness, Pope Francis has decided to continue his rest today and will hold no audiences, but will continue tomorrow as usual.

Pope Francis postpones meetings due to tiredness

Jun 9, 2014 - 05:07 am .- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Pope Francis canceled his meetings today in order to rest following prayer for peace in the Vatican gardens last evening.

Pope says caring for sick brings 'the smile of God'

Dec 7, 2013 - 05:39 pm .- Pope Francis released his message for the World Day of the Sick Dec. 7, emphasizing the important role of hope both for those who suffer and for their caregivers.

Pope Francis embraces man with tumorous disease

Nov 6, 2013 - 02:30 pm .- At the end of the Nov. 6 general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis drew attention by warmly embracing a man who suffers from a rare disease causing neuronal tumors all over his body.

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