Krakow, Poland, Jul 29, 2016 / 08:48 am
Pope Francis paid a visit to the patients of a children's hospital in Krakow on Friday, where he expressed his solidarity with the sick and lauded the hospital in its caring for "the smallest and most needy," showing his gratitude to those present for "this sign of love."
"To serve with love and tenderness persons who need our help makes all of us grow in humanity. It opens before us the way to eternal life," the Pope said July 29 to the patients, their families, and their caretakers.
"Those who engage in works of mercy have no fear of death," he added.
The Pope's visit to the Prokocim University Pediatric Hospital took place on the second full day of his July 27-31 visit to Poland, where he is leading World Youth Day festivities in Krakow.