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Pope Francis visited Ukrainian refugee children being treated in the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital in Rome on March 19, 2022.

Pope Francis visits Ukrainian refugee children hospitalized in Rome

Mar 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Some of the hospitalized children suffer from serious blast wounds from the war in Ukraine, a Vatican spokesman said. Read more

Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome on Sept. 23, 2014.

Vatican hospital issues new charter on rights of 'incurable' children

May 29, 2018

By Elise Harris

A month after the death of UK toddler Alfie Evans, the Vatican's Bambino Gesu children's hospital issued a new charter... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Vatican City court finds former hospital president guilty of corruption

Oct 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican City announced Saturday the conclusion of the corruption trial of the former president and treasurer of the Vatican-owned Bambino... Read more

Corruption trial of former Vatican hospital officials begins

Jul 18, 2017

By Elise Harris

One year after Vatican City charged a priest and a laywoman in the second “Vatileaks” trial, it has begun a... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Former president, treasurer of Vatican hospital charged with misuse of funds

Jul 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Thursday that an investigation involving the former president and treasurer of the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesù hospital in... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Charlie Gard's GoFundMe page.

London hospital seeks another hearing in Charlie Gard case

Jul 7, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is applying for a new hearing with the high court after new evidence suggests... Read more

Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome on Sept. 23, 2014.

Vatican says it has worked to resolve past issues at Pope's hospital

Jul 5, 2017

A Vatican official confirmed yesterday that Bambino Gesu hospital has had past problems that the Vatican has worked to resolve.  Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

Jul 4, 2017

The London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from the Pediatric hospital... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Charlie Gard's GoFundMe page.

Pope's hospital in Rome offers to take Charlie Gard

Jul 3, 2017

The president of the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome, also known as the "Pope's Hospital", has offered to transfer... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the community of Rome's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Dec. 15, 2016.

Love is the best medicine, Pope Francis tells pediatric patients

Apr 11, 2017

The caresses born of love are the most important medicine, Pope Francis told a group of patients, families, and doctors... Read more

A helicopter carries Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he officially retires in Vatican City on February 28, 2013.

The Vatican's helipad: Transporting popes, saving kid's lives

Jul 18, 2015

One of Europe's best pediatric hospitals, Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome, can now use the Vatican’s helipad to transport... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Holy See's hospital works to help inmates re-enter society

Mar 14, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for inmates at the Rebibbia New Complex Prison in the suburbs of... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at Paul VI Hall, Dec. 2, 2013.

Vatican state secretariat strengthens its control over 'the Pope's hospital'

Sep 10, 2014

The Vatican Secretariat of State established June 28 a Comittee of Presidency for the Pediatric Hospital “Bambino Gesù,” owned by... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the General Audience, May 22, 2013.

Children at 'Pope's Hospital' counting down to pontiff's Christmas visit

Dec 8, 2013

The children at the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital in Rome – known locally as the “Pope's Hospital” – are enthusiastic... Read more